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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.
draw someone or something into somethingand draw someone or something in
1. . Lit. to pull someone or something into something; to attract someone or something in. She drew the child into the shoe store and plunked her down. Liz opened the door and drew in the children who were all bundled in their parkas.
2. Lit. to sketch a picture, adding someone or something into the picture. She drew a little dog into the lower corner of the picture. I drew in a large tree and the ruins of an abbey. She drew herself into the scene.
3. Fig. to involve someone or something in something. Don't draw me into this argument. This is not the time to draw that argument into the discussion.
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]