draw in


Definition of draw in

transitive verb

1 : to cause or entice to enter or participate
2 : to sketch roughly

intransitive verb

1a : to draw to an end the day drew in
b : to shorten seasonally the evenings are already drawing in
2 : to become more cautious or economical

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Manchester City again struggled against Lyon and needed an 83rd-minute equalizer from Sergio Aguero to salvage a 2-2 draw in Group F and seal its spot in the knockout stage. Samuel Petrequin, The Seattle Times, "7 more teams qualify for Champions League knockout stage," 27 Nov. 2018 But Carlsen’s shocking decision to offer a draw in Game 12 has the chess world wondering about his mental state. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "A Black Eye, a Controversial Leak and Possible Armageddon—the Madness of the World Chess Championship," 27 Nov. 2018 China has passed legislation forcing game makers to publish the probability of individual items appearing in loot boxes, while Japan has cracked down on certain forms of prize draws in games. James Vincent, The Verge, "Loot box crackdown forces Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts games out of Belgium," 23 Nov. 2018 Their first bout, which was judged a draw in September, generated a $27-million live gate at T-Mobile Arena and 1.3-million pay-per-view buys, with Alvarez taking home more than 60% of the purse. Lance Pugmire, latimes.com, "It's a rematch: Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez set to fight Sept. 15 in Las Vegas," 14 June 2018 Walheim won eight draws in the game, while the Hurricanes enjoyed a 14-5 advantage in draws during the game. Aaron Carter, Philly.com, "Villa Maria Academy captures first PIAA lacrosse championship," 9 June 2018 The Timbers are one of just 10 teams in MLS history that have won six consecutive games in a single season since the league began allowing draws in 2000. Jamie Goldberg, OregonLive.com, "Portland Timbers are playing like an elite MLS team," 31 May 2018 Luongo also figures to play Monday in Montreal with Reimer drawing in on Tuesday in Ottawa. Matthew Defranks, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Panthers defenseman Alexander Petrovic to miss second straight game," 17 Mar. 2018 With open looks few and far between, the teams played to a 9-9 draw in the first quarter. Brent Glasgow, Indianapolis Star, "IHSAA basketball: Scecina run ends with semistate loss to Forest Park," 17 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of draw in

1558, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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