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draw in(to)

1. To attract someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "in" or "into." You need a bright new sign to draw people into your store. The beginning of this book was so good that it just drew me in—I haven't been able to put it down since!
2. To engage one in something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "in" or "into." I refuse to be drawn into a fight, no matter what passive-aggressive thing Addison says to me today.
See also: draw

draw in

Induce to enter or participate; inveigle. For example, They tried to draw in as many new members as possible, or I refused to be drawn in to his scheme. [Mid-1500s]
See also: draw