draw in

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 Composition Get close to your subject to draw in viewers. oregonlive, 4 May 2022 Sandlot first opened in 2017 to draw in Baltimoreans to Harbor Point, a former industrial site that Beatty Development is redeveloping into a 27-acre mixed use neighborhood between Fells Point and Harbor East. Christina Tkacik, Baltimore Sun, 27 Apr. 2022 Barnes & Noble grew from a single Manhattan bookstore in 1917 to become a dominant player by offering big discounts on best sellers to draw in customers. New York Times, 15 Apr. 2022 Offering professional development opportunities as part of the package can draw in and retain top talent who then go on to generate a sales pipeline and become instrumental in developing the business. Dr. Manisha Morais, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 Around the country, businesses have been raising wages to draw in workers. Te-ping Chen, WSJ, 28 Feb. 2022 Two large energy uses in direct air capture are running fans to draw in air and then heating to extract the CO2. Klaus Lackner, The Conversation, 18 Jan. 2022 Indeed, the verdict remains out on whether Esfahani’s effort will draw in the crowds and be successful. al, 16 Aug. 2021 Coming off a hard-fought draw in its opening match at the 2022 SheBelieves Cup, the USWNT looks to respond with a better performance on Sunday at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 20 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of draw in

1558, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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15 May 2022

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“Draw in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/draw%20in. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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