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 Despite Heat legend Dwyane Wade retiring in the offseason, Miami has still been a major draw in South Florida. Wells Dusenbury, sun-sentinel.com, "Heat and Panthers TV ratings soar amid hot starts; Marlins online viewership increases," 5 Nov. 2019 They were all knocked out of the main draw in the round of 64. Daily Pilot, "College Roundup: UC Irvine men’s tennis competes at ITA Southwest Regionals," 17 Oct. 2019 The presence of DiCaprio, though, is always a powerful draw in China. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, "Box Office: 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Lands China Release Date," 23 Sep. 2019 But the Encore has become a significant new draw in the Boston area, even if the gambling traffic is modest by the lofty standards Wynn set in pursuit of its license. BostonGlobe.com, "But the Encore has become a significant new draw in the Boston area, even if the gambling traffic is modest by the lofty standards Wynn set in pursuit of its license.," 17 Sep. 2019 Obviously, this is my first main draw in the U.S. Open. Los Angeles Times, "Rafael Nadal shows his resiliency in victory over Marin Cilic at U.S. Open," 2 Sep. 2019 Amazon Prime Day TV deals were a big draw in 2018, and this year won’t disappoint shoppers — especially considering Amazon’s offer on one of the most popular TVs from last year’s shopping event. Claudia Fisher, EW.com, "Amazon Prime Day’s huge TV deals are finally here — and you’ll definitely want to take advantage," 15 July 2019 There have also been four draws in the first 16 games. Shawn Mcfarland, courant.com, "The positives, negatives and outlook of Hartford Athletic through its first half season," 12 July 2019 The 15-year-old American, who became the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon's main draw in the professional era, lost to former No. 1 Simona Halep 6-3, 6-3 in the fourth round on Monday. Chris Lehourites, Houston Chronicle, "Coco Gauff loses at Wimbledon, while Serena Williams wins again," 8 July 2019

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First Known Use of draw in

1558, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of draw in was in 1558

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