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  • v. To attract (groups of people).
  • v. To get someone involved.
  • v. To approach.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. shape one's body into a curl
  • v. direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
  • v. draw in as if by suction
  • v. advance or converge on
  • v. of trains; move into (a station)
  • v. pull inward or towards a center


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  • Howard did not believe in advertising, and though he was an Anglophile at heart — loving all things British and feeling that they were somehow superior to their American counterparts — his restaurant displayed none of the ersatz British decor that might draw in the tourists.

    Practical Demonkeeping

  • I was trying to draw in some heat through a cup of coffee, a patrol officer at the door to make sure I didn't try to steal one of the canine trophies stored in the cabinet, when MacArthur joined me, accompanied by Captain Bobby Melia, one of two captains in the force who were second in command to Chief Byron Fischer.

    The Killing Kind

  • Victor McLaglen was an admired British heavyweight long before he became a film actor; he went six rounds to a draw in a "no-decision" bout with Johnson in 1909, and wrote afterwards that the champion "fought like a gentleman", was "undoubtedly the hardest man to hit whom I ever met", and was also "the most charming opponent".

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • The wisdom of a Moonee "is confirmed, when, like the tortoise, he can draw in all his members, and restrain them from their wonted purposes."

    A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

  • I was still one of the biggest, if notthe biggest, draw in the UFC for a nonchampion.

    This is Gonna Hurt

  • He could feel her draw in a deep breath and let it out on an '' Ooh. ''

    Snow Angels

  • [3] Dr.W. Ogle, in an interesting paper on the Sense of Smell (` Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, 'vol.liii. p. 268), shows that when we wish to smell carefully, instead of taking one deep nasal inspiration, we draw in the air by a succession of rapid short sniffs.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

  • Much like the recent spate of humorous TV ads for serious products like Washington Mutual or Budget Rent-a-Car, many personal ads use humor to draw in potential customers.

    Life As We Know It

  • There were words in it, but no distinguishable word, it gabbled and stormed like a malediction, broken by sobbing pauses to draw in breath.

    The Devil's Novice

  • He now tried to convince his audience that in order to attain the required figure of armoured strength in individual Panzer divisions, it would be necessary to draw in the self-propelled guns from non-Panzer formations, and to direct all future production into the Panzer divisions proper.



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