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Meaning of DRAW IN

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [v]  draw in as if by suction; "suck in your cheeks and stomach"
  2. [v]  direct toward itself or oneself; "Her good looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers"
  3. [v]  pull inward or towards a center; "The pilot drew in the landing gear"; "The cat retracted his claws"
  4. [v]  remove as if by suction; "draw in air"
  5. [v]  move into (a station) of trains; "The bullet train drew into Tokyo Station"
  6. [v]  advance or converge on; "The police were closing in on him"
  7. [v]  shape one's body into a curl; "She curled farther down under the covers"; "She fell and drew in"
 
 Synonyms: attract, curl, curl up, draw, get in, move in, pull, pull in, pull in, suck in
 
 Antonyms: beat back, drive, force back, get out, pull out, push back, repel, repulse
 
 See Also: advance, arrest, arrive, bend, bring, catch, come, core out, flex, force, get, get, go on, hollow, hollow out, introvert, invaginate, march on, move on, pass on, progress, remove, take, take away, tug, withdraw

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abbreviate, absorb, allure, argue, aspirate, bait, bait the hook, blandish, breathe in, bring around, cajole, catch up in, circumscribe, coarct, coax, compact, compress, concentrate, concern, condense, confine, consolidate, constrict, constringe, contract, convince, cramp, crank, crank in, cringe, curtail, decoy, decrease, diminish, draw, draw back, draw on, draw taut, draw together, duck, embarrass, engage, enmesh, ensnare, entangle, entice, flinch, flirt, flirt with, get, give the come-on, go in, implicate, inhale, inspire, interest, inveigle, involve, knit, lead on, limit, lure, narrow, offer bait to, persuade, prevail, prompt, pucker, pucker up, pull back, pull in, pull out, purse, reduce, reel, reel in, restrict, retract, rope in, seduce, shorten, shrink, shy, slurp, snape, sniff, sniffle, snuff, snuff in, snuffle, solidify, straiten, strangle, strangulate, suck, suck in, suck into, suckle, tackle, talk into, tangle, taper, tauten, tighten, trim, win over, wince, winch, wind in, windlass, withdraw, woo, wrinkle
 

 

 

 

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