draw in
verb Date: 1558 transitive verb 1. to cause or entice to enter or participate 2. to sketch roughly intransitive verb 1. a. to draw to an end <
the day drew in
>
b. to shorten seasonally <
the evenings are already drawing in
>
2. to become more cautious or economical

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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