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 Having been drawn in the same group together in the 2015/16 edition of the Champions League, a 0-0 draw at the Parc des Princes was followed by a narrow 1-0 home win for Madrid. SI.com, "PSG vs Real Madrid Preview: Where to Watch, Buy Tickets, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News," 15 Sep. 2019 That’s the plan, right? Oregon State needs to grow its season-ticket base by winning football games and drawing in peripheral fans. oregonlive, "Canzano: Oregon State football blowout victory was a $600,000 bargain," 14 Sep. 2019 The move was widely viewed in Israel as Netanyahu’s latest campaign stunt to try and draw in more right-wing voters. Washington Post, "Saudis condemn Israeli PM’s West Bank annexations plans," 10 Sep. 2019 The team’s recent success has happened both at home and on the road --with a 0-0 draw in Ottawa and a 1-0 win against then league-leading Tampa Bay. Cheryl Wray, al, "Legion FC puts shutout on streak on line with Sunday road game," 23 Aug. 2019 Use portable electric fans to exhaust hot air from rooms or draw in cooler air. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "It's hot in Cincinnati. Here's how to stay safe and cool off," 18 July 2019 For many, though, anonymity is preferred over a legal battle — win, lose or draw in the courts. Anchorage Daily News, "Early Brooklyn ICE raid precedes promised White House crackdown on NYC’s undocumented, prompting outpouring of support," 14 July 2019 The three network newscasts still collectively averaged 23 million viewers a night in the 2018-19 TV season, compared to around 7 million that Fox News, CNN and MSNBC draw in prime time, according to Nielsen data. Stephen Battaglio, latimes.com, "Norah O'Donnell tries to restore the house that Cronkite built at CBS News," 14 July 2019 In the other game in Group B, Spain and China played out a 0-0 draw in Le Havre which saw both teams progress to the last 16. George Ramsay And Aimee Lewis, CNN, "France beats Nigeria in dramatic Women's World Cup match," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of draw in

1558, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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