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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.


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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