Definition of Draw in

1. Verb. Pull inward or towards a center. "The cat retracted his claws"

Exact synonyms: Retract
Generic synonyms: Attract, Draw, Pull, Pull In
Related verbs: Attract, Draw, Pull, Pull In
Specialized synonyms: Introvert, Invaginate
Derivative terms: Retraction

2. Verb. Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes. "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers"
Exact synonyms: Attract, Draw, Pull, Pull In
Generic synonyms: Draw, Force, Pull
Specialized synonyms: Tug, Arrest, Catch, Get, Retract, Bring
Related verbs: Retract, Curl, Curl Up
Derivative terms: Attraction, Attraction, Attraction, Attraction, Attractive, Pull, Pull, Pull
Antonyms: Repel

3. Verb. Shape one's body into a curl. "She fell and drew in"
Exact synonyms: Curl, Curl Up
Related verbs: Attract, Draw, Pull, Pull In
Generic synonyms: Bend, Flex
Derivative terms: Curl

4. Verb. Advance or converge on. "The police were closing in on him"
Exact synonyms: Close In
Generic synonyms: Advance, Go On, March On, Move On, Pass On, Progress
Related verbs: Get In, Move In, Pull In

5. Verb. Of trains; move into (a station). "The bullet train drew into Tokyo Station"
Exact synonyms: Get In, Move In, Pull In
Generic synonyms: Arrive, Come, Get
Related verbs: Close In
Antonyms: Pull Out

6. Verb. Draw in as if by suction. "Suck in your cheeks and stomach"
Exact synonyms: Suck In
Generic synonyms: Core Out, Hollow, Hollow Out
Related verbs: Aspirate, Draw Out, Suck Out

Definition of Draw in

1. Verb. (idiomatic transitive) To attract (groups of people). ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic transitive) To get someone involved. ¹

3. Verb. (idiomatic intransitive of night/darkness) To approach. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Draw In

draw a bath
draw a bead on
draw a blank
draw a line
draw a line in the sand
draw and quarter
draw attention
draw away
draw back
draw bridge
draw close
draw down
draw even
draw in (current term)
draw left
draw level
draw near
draw off
draw on
draw one's last breath
draw out
draw play
draw poker
draw raise
draw raises
draw rein
draw right
draw sheet

Literary usage of Draw in

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Upon a suggestion, that the obstruction to the navigation might be avoided by making a draw in the bridge, or in some other manner equally convenient to the ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"16 we draw in the pencil Si the ray *i which posses FIG. 16. through the auxiliary centre S, it will be found that the corresponding ray Aj cuts it on MI. ..."

3. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1850)
"... within six months from the passing of this act, to form a draw in the bridge leading from Washington city to Alexandria, across the Potomac river, ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"draw in [draa- een], vii To draw back. A bully after hectoring and bragging, ... They can't go on so vast now, they be a-fo'ced to draw in, sure 'nough. 3. ..."

5. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1874)
"Provide yourself with a set of large decoys; anchor them in the right place, being careful to set them in each a position that the birds will always draw in ..."

6. The School of Abuse: Containing a Pleasant Invective Against Poets, Pipers by Stephen Gosson (1841)
"... are in their dennes, for wearing them in the earth and nede not: eagles draw in their ... draw in ..."

7. Bulletin by Seventh-Day Adventists General Conference. Dept. of Education (1912)
"draw in and blend the surface of the lake. Make the hillsides gray with a lighter blending of chalk. Sketch in the trees with chalk and eraser, ..."

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