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English verb: draw in

1. draw in (contact) pull inward or towards a center


SamplesThe pilot drew in the landing gear.
The cat retracted his claws.


Synonymsretract


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)attract, draw, draw in, pull, pull in


Narrower (hyponym)introvert, invaginate


Verb groupattract, draw, draw in, pull, pull in

2. draw in (contact) direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes


SamplesHer 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.


Synonymsattract, draw, pull, pull in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)draw, force, pull


Narrower (hyponym)arrest, bring, catch, draw in, get, retract, tug


Verb groupcurl, curl up, draw in, draw in, retract


Antonymsbeat back, force back, push back, repel, repulse, drive

3. draw in (motion) shape one's body into a curl


SamplesShe curled farther down under the covers.
She fell and drew in.


Synonymscurl, curl up


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)bend, flex


Verb groupattract, draw, draw in, pull, pull in

4. draw in (motion) advance or converge on


SamplesThe police were closing in on him.


Synonymsclose in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress


Verb groupdraw in, get in, move in, pull in

5. draw in (motion) of trains; move into (a station)


SamplesThe bullet train drew into Tokyo Station.


Synonymsget in, move in, pull in


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)arrive, come, get


Verb groupclose in, draw in


Antonymspull out, get out

6. draw in (contact) draw in as if by suction


SamplesSuck in your cheeks and stomach.


Synonymssuck in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)core out, hollow, hollow out


Verb groupaspirate, draw out, suck out









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