draw in

verb
drew in; drawn in; drawing in; draws 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

Examples of draw in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web New York City views are the biggest draw in the webcam universe, says Brian Cury, CEO and founder of Upper Saddle River, N.J.-based EarthCam, which is generally regarded as the industry leader. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "Webcam Feeds of New York City Draw Viewers Trapped in Lockdown," 30 Dec. 2020 The water is the biggest draw in the city’s newest neighborhood, attracting thousands of visitors to the mile-long waterfront promenade who pump money into the city’s coffers. Washington Post, "The Army wants water restrictions near the Wharf. Residents and D.C. leaders call it an overreach.," 21 Dec. 2020 Biden won Georgia by fewer than 13,000 votes and the president remains the biggest draw in Republican politics. Jordan Fabian, Bloomberg.com, "Trump Blasts Vote As ‘Rigged’ at Rally for Georgia GOP Senators," 5 Dec. 2020 With the Dodgers having just arrived in Los Angeles and the Lakers still playing in Minneapolis, track was a huge draw in those days. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, "UCLA community remembers Rafer Johnson, ‘the greatest of all Bruins’," 2 Dec. 2020 Breweries are responding by finding ways to maximize resources and develop creative strategies to draw in drinkers. Michael Agnew, Star Tribune, "How Twin Cities breweries are preparing for winter's 'game of survivor'," 12 Nov. 2020 The escalation of fighting raises the specter of a wider conflict that could draw in Russia and Turkey and threaten Caspian Sea energy exports. Fox News, "Nagorno-Karabakh fighting raises threat of deadly escalation," 14 Oct. 2020 Instead, Latter is focused on how Tujague’s can rejuvenate connections with its old regulars and draw in the next generation. Ian Mcnulty, NOLA.com, "Tujague’s, second-oldest New Orleans restaurant, reopens in new French Quarter home," 24 Dec. 2020 In response, businesses are coming up with enticing ways to draw in customers with free trials. NBC News, "Customers fight surprise charges as online subscriptions surge," 23 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of draw in

1558, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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15 Jan 2021

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“Draw in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/draw%20in. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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