draw in


draw in
verb
1. pull inward or towards a center (Freq. 1)
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The pilot drew in the landing gear

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The cat retracted his claws

Syn: ↑retract
Derivationally related forms: ↑retraction (for: ↑retract)
Hypernyms: ↑attract, ↑pull, ↑pull in, ↑draw
Hyponyms: ↑invaginate, ↑introvert
Verb Group: ↑attract, ↑pull, ↑pull in, ↑draw
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

2. direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes (Freq. 1)
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Her good looks attract the stares of many men

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The ad pulled in many potential customers

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This pianist pulls huge crowds

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The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers

Syn: ↑attract, ↑pull, ↑pull in, ↑draw
Ant: ↑repel (for: ↑attract)
Derivationally related forms: ↑pull (for: ↑pull), ↑attractive (for: ↑attract), ↑attraction (for: ↑attract)
Hypernyms: ↑pull, ↑draw, ↑force
Hyponyms: ↑tug, ↑catch, ↑arrest, ↑get, ↑retract, ↑bring
Verb Group: ↑retract, ↑curl up, ↑curl
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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Somebody ——s something to somebody

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Somebody ——s somebody PP

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Somebody ——s something PP

3. shape one's body into a curl
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She curled farther down under the covers

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She fell and drew in

Syn: ↑curl up, ↑curl
Derivationally related forms: ↑curl (for: ↑curl)
Hypernyms: ↑bend, ↑flex
Verb Group: ↑attract, ↑pull, ↑pull in, ↑draw
Verb Frames:
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Something is ——ing PP

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Somebody ——s PP

4. advance or converge on
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The police were closing in on him

Syn: ↑close in
Hypernyms: ↑advance, ↑progress, ↑pass on, ↑move on, ↑march on, ↑go on
Verb Group: ↑pull in, ↑get in, ↑move in
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

5. of trains; move into (a station)
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The bullet train drew into Tokyo Station

Syn: ↑pull in, ↑get in, ↑move in
Ant: ↑pull out (for: ↑pull in)
Hypernyms: ↑arrive, ↑get, ↑come
Verb Group: ↑close in
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

6. draw in as if by suction
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suck in your cheeks and stomach

Syn: ↑suck in
Hypernyms: ↑hollow, ↑hollow out, ↑core out
Verb Group: ↑aspirate, ↑draw out, ↑suck out
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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ˌdraw ˈin derived
to become dark earlier in the evening as winter gets nearer

The nights/days are drawing in.

Main entry:drawderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Draw — Draw, v. i. 1. To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have force to move anything by pulling; as, a horse draws well; the sails of a ship draw well. [1913 Webster] Note: A sail is said to draw when it is filled with wind. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • draw — [drɔː ǁ drɒː] verb drew PASTTENSE [druː] drawn PASTPART [drɔːn ǁ drɒːn] [transitive] BANKING 1. also draw out to take money from your bank account …   Financial and business terms

  • draw — [drô] vt. drew, drawn, drawing [ME drawen < OE dragan, akin to ON draga, to drag, Ger tragen, to bear, carry < IE base * dherāgh , to pull, draw along > L trahere, to pull, draw] I indicating traction 1. to make move toward one or along… …   English World dictionary

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  • draw — ► VERB (past drew; past part. drawn) 1) produce (a picture or diagram) by making lines and marks on paper. 2) produce (a line) on a surface. 3) pull or drag (a vehicle) so as to make it follow behind. 4) pull or move in a specified direction. 5)… …   English terms dictionary

  • draw — draw; draw·ee; draw·er; draw·man; re·draw; re·draw·er; un·draw; with·draw; with·draw·able; with·draw·al; with·draw·er; with·draw·ment; with·draw·ing·ness; …   English syllables

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  • draw — [n] tie in competition dead end*, dead heat*, deadlock, even steven*, photo finish*, stalemate, standoff, tie; concept 706 draw [v1] move something by pulling attract, bring, carry, convey, cull, draft, drag, drain, educe, elicit, evoke, extract …   New thesaurus


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