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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 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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]
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.