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draw in(to) (something)

1. To attract someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "in" or "in(to)." You need a bright new sign to draw in customers to your store. The opening chapter immediately drew me into the book—I haven't been able to put it down!
2. To cause someone to enter or engage in something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "in(to)." I refuse to be drawn into a fight, no matter what passive-aggressive thing Addison says to me today. I told myself I wouldn't help John with another one of his schemes, but he drew me in with all his pleas and promises.
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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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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