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present tense
I/you/we/theydraw in
he/she/itdraws in
present participledrawing in
past tensedrew in
past participledrawn in
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  1. 2

    draw in

    or

    draw into

    [intransitive/transitive] to arrive in a place
    The train drew into the station.
  2. 3

    draw in

    or

    draw into

    [transitive] [often passive] to involve someone in a conversation or situation, often when they do not want to be involved
    We do not want to get drawn into a long and expensive conflict.
  3. 4

    draw in

    or

    draw into

    [transitive] to take something such as air into your body
    She drew the smoke deep into her lungs.
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