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 The dark one's slavering minions, naturally, are in hot pursuit, but the characters simply don't possess enough pop to draw in those who don't come immersed in the mythology, and the special effects are uneven. Brian Lowry, CNN, 19 Nov. 2021 There were plenty of lessons on which to draw in his newest venture. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 16 Nov. 2021 The rise of influencer marketing across the retail sector has been an important trend, so might influencers be the right people to draw in a crowd for your video and drive up sales? David Prosser, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 Every stay at Piaule Catskill begins with a stop at the main house, where guests will find a check-in area, retail gallery, and all-day restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows that draw in views of the stunning landscape outside. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, 2 Oct. 2021 Although comfortable from the driver's seat, this car fits tighter than most of the others, with a high beltline and A-pillars that draw in close. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 22 Sep. 2021 When interest rates were good in the early 2000s, that could draw in as much as $60 million to $70 million, said Kent Spuhler, former director for Florida Legal Services from 1994 to 2015. Caroline Glenn, orlandosentinel.com, 27 May 2021 The group, known as the Global Energy Alliance, aims to draw in more donors in the coming weeks. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Nov. 2021 The marketplace opened its bar, La Paloma, a few weeks ago, hoping to draw in a happy hour crowd after the lunch rush subsides, Foster said. Trisha Thadani, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of draw in

1558, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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23 Nov 2021

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“Draw in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/draw%20in. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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