draw in

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draw in (third-person singular simple present draws in, present participle drawing in, simple past drew in, past participle drawn in)

  1. (idiomatic, transitive) To attract.
    Their concerts draw in big crowds.
    The campfire drew in numerous unwary moths.
  2. (idiomatic, transitive) To get (someone) involved.
    They drew in the quiet boy who hadn't wanted to participate.
  3. (idiomatic, intransitive, of night/darkness/winter) To approach.
    They saw that the night was quickly drawing in, so they pitched their tent.
  4. (idiomatic, intransitive, of nights or evenings) To become dark earlier as a result of seasonal change.
    It's that time of year again when the evenings really start to draw in.
  5. To reduce or contract; to become shorter.