draw in - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theydraw in
he/she/itdraws in
present participledrawing in
past tensedrew in
past participledrawn in
  1. 1
    [intransitive] when the nights or days draw in, it becomes dark earlier in the evening because it will soon be winter
  2. 2

    draw in

    or

    draw into

    [intransitive/transitive] to arrive in a place

    The train drew into the station.

  3. 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.

  4. 4

    draw in

    or

    draw into

    [transitive] to take something such as air into your body

    She drew the smoke deep into her lungs.

See also main entry: draw