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  1. draw
    IPA[drô]
  2. verb

    • 1. produce (a picture or diagram) by making lines and marks, especially with a pen or pencil, on paper:

      he drew a map
      Synonym : sketch, make a drawing (of), make a diagram (of), pencil, portray, depict, delineate, outline, draft, rough out, illustrate, render, represent, trace, map out, mark out, plot, chart, design, do drawings, limn
    • 2. produce an image of (someone or something) by making lines and marks:

      I asked her to draw me she draws really well
      Synonym : sketch, make a drawing (of), make a diagram (of), pencil, portray, depict, delineate, outline, draft, rough out, illustrate, render, represent, trace, map out, mark out, plot, chart, design, do drawings, limn
    • 3. trace or produce (a line or mark) on a surface:

      she drew a wavering line down the board where will we draw the outer boundaries of this Europe?
    • 4. pull or drag (something such as a vehicle) so as to make it follow behind:

      a cart drawn by two horses
    • 5. pull or move (something) in a specified direction:

      I drew back the blanket and uncovered the body
      Synonym : pull, haul, drag, tug, heave, trail, trawl, tow, streel, yank, lug, hale
    • 6. gently pull or guide (someone) in a specified direction:

      “David,” she whispered, drawing him aside
    • 7. move in a slow steady way:

      the train drew into the station the driver slowed as he drew even with me
      Synonym : move, go, come, walk, proceed, progress, travel, continue, advance, get, make it, make one's way, pass, make a move, drive, crawl, creep, inch, roll, glide, cruise, drift, nose, sneak, steal, slip, slink, sidle, bear, press, blow, forge, sweep, lurch, be carried, back, budge, stir, shift, change position, locomote
    • 8. come to or arrive at a point in time or a specified point in a process:

      the campaign drew to a close the time for the parade itself is drawing near
    • 9. pull (curtains, blinds, or other such coverings) shut or open:

      do you want me to draw the drapes? she drew back the curtains and looked out
      Synonym : close, shut, pull together, pull shut, pull to, draw to, lower, open, part, pull back, pull open, fling open, raise
    • 10. make (wire) by pulling a piece of metal through successively smaller holes.

    • 11. take or obtain (liquid) from a container or receptacle:

      he drew his gun and peered into the gloomy apartment the children went down to the pond to draw water the syringe drew off most of the fluid he met them with a drawn sword
      Synonym : pull out, take out, bring out, draw out, produce, fish out, extract, withdraw, unsheathe
    • 12. run (a bath):

      she drew him a hot bath
    • 13. obtain something from (a particular source):

      an independent panel of judges drawn from members of the public he draws inspiration from ordinary scenes and simple places
    • 14. use (one's experience, talents, or skills) as a resource:

      Sue has a lot of past experience to draw on
    • 15. obtain or withdraw (money) from a bank or other source:

      this check draws against my personal account
      Synonym : withdraw, take out
    • 16. search (cover) for game.

    • 17. (of player) force the opponents to play (cards in a particular suit) by leading cards in that suit:

      before establishing his diamonds, declarer must draw trumps
    • 18. suck smoke from (a cigarette or pipe).

    • 19. (of a chimney, flue, or fire) allow air to flow in and upward freely, so that a fire can burn:

      failure of a fire to draw properly can have a number of causes
    • 20. take in (a breath):

      Mrs. Feather drew a long breath and let it out
      Synonym : breathe in, inhale, suck in, inspire, respire
    • 21. (of tea) be left standing so that the flavor is extracted from the leaves:

      a pot of tea is allowed to draw
    • 22. disembowel:

      after a mockery of a trial he was hanged, drawn, and quartered
    • 23. be the cause of (a specified response):

      he drew criticism for his lavish spending
    • 24. attract (someone) to come to a place or an event:

      you really drew the crowds with your playing customers drawn in by the reductions
    • 25. induce (someone) to reveal or do something:

      I would rather not be drawn into your argument
    • 26. direct or attract (someone's attention) to something:

      it was an outrage and we had to draw people's attention to it
    • 27. reach (a conclusion) by deduction or inference from a set of circumstances:

      the moral to be drawn is that spending wins votes
    • 28. formulate or perceive (a comparison or distinction):

      the law drew a clear distinction between innocent and fraudulent misrepresentation
    • 29. select (a ticket or name) randomly to decide winners in a lottery, opponents in a sporting contest, etc.:

      she drew a ticket and announced the number but no one claimed it
    • 30. finish (a contest or game) with an even score; tie:

      Brazil had drawn a stormy match 1–1
    • 31. hit (the ball) so that it travels slightly to the left (for a left-handed player, the right), usually as a result of spin given to the ball:

      he had to learn to draw the ball—not least for the tee shots at Augusta
    • 32. impart backspin to (the cue ball), making it move backwards after hitting an object ball.

    • 33. (of a ship) require (a specified depth of water) to float in; have (a certain draft):

      boats that draw only a few inches of water
    • 34. (of a sail) be filled with wind:

      as the sail drew, he put the helm over to circle back
    • 35. extract (an object) from a container or receptacle:

      he drew his gun and peered into the gloomy apartment
      Synonym : pull out, take out, bring out, draw out, produce, fish out, extract, withdraw, unsheathe

    noun

    • 1. an act of selecting names randomly, typically by extracting them from a bag or other container, to match competitors in a game or tournament:

      the draw has been made for this year's tournament
      Synonym : raffle, lottery, sweepstake, sweep, tombola, ballot, Instants, lotto, numbers game/pool/racket, tote, pakapoo
    • 2. a game or contest that ends with the score even; a tie:

      he scored twice to force a 4–4 draw
      Synonym : tie, dead heat, stalemate
    • 3. a person or thing that is very attractive or interesting:

      the museum has turned out to be a big draw for schoolchildren in the city
    • 4. an act of removing a gun from its holster in order to shoot:

      he went for the quick draw and leveled a long-barreled pistol at all of us
    • 5. a shot causing the ball to deviate to the left (or, for a left-handed golfer, the right):

      most high handicappers would benefit from a controlled draw
    • 6. backspin imparted to a cue ball, causing it to move backwards after hitting an object ball.

    • 7. an act of inhaling smoke from a cigarette or cigar:

      superb cigars offering tons of peppery smoke on each draw
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: draw, plural noun: draws

    • v.: verb: draw, 3rd person present: draws, gerund or present participle: drawing, past tense: drew, past participle: drawn

    • verb

      produce (a picture or diagram) by making lines and marks on paper with a pencil, pen, etc.:

      produce an image of (someone or something) by making lines and marks on paper:

    • noun

      an act of selecting names randomly to decide winners in a lottery, opponents in a sporting contest, etc.:

      a game or contest that ends with the score even:

    • noun

      a picture or diagram made with a pencil, pen, or crayon rather than paint:

      the art or activity of making drawings:

    • past of draw
    • noun

      a picture or diagram made with a pencil, pen, or crayon rather than paint:

      the art or activity of making drawings:

    • past of draw
    • verb

      draw out (metal) into wire by passing it through a series of holes of diminishing diameter in a steel plate:

      refine (an argument or idea) excessively, in such a way that it becomes strained or forced:

    • come to a halt
    • (of a period of time) pass by and approach its end
    • plural

      a pair of reins that are attached to a horse's saddle or girth and pass through the bit rings to the rider's hands:
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