Definition of draw in in English:

draw in

phrasal verb

  • 1(of successive days) become shorter because of the changing seasons.

    1. 1.1(of a day) approach its end.
      ‘As the night draws in my friend embraces me with cool arms.’
    2. 1.2(of successive evenings or nights) start earlier because of the changing seasons.
      ‘the nights were drawing in fast’
      • ‘But he warned that motorists parking in residential streets were also vulnerable as the winter evenings draw in and criminals look to operate under the cover of darkness.’
      • ‘Winter accidents involving cycles peak in the darkest months as the nights draw in, especially in December and even more so January, when they reach their highest levels.’
      • ‘With winter well and thoroughly upon us and the long nights drawing in, you could be sure that Pantomime season was not very far away.’
      • ‘Now that nights are drawing in it's understandable people will feel sadder.’
      • ‘With the nights drawing in, overground railway stations in south-east London (the land the underground map forgot) have become a popular location for the streetwise mugger.’
      • ‘Stewart said: ‘With the evenings drawing in and the weather turning cold, young people need somewhere warm and safe where they can relax.’’
      • ‘Halloween or not, most horror directors prefer an autumn setting - nights drawing in, foggy weather, leaves on the ground - so there's really no other time to watch them.’
      • ‘Post June the 22nd means that the nights start drawing in - it's down hill all the way until those damp, dreary days of darkest December, when the Winter Solstice is reached.’
      • ‘No doubt others will be there on the night of June 21, the shortest night of the year, to welcome in the second half of the year and the fact that the nights will soon start drawing in again - God forbid!’
      • ‘So the summer is over, the kids are back at school, the evenings drawing in.’