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  1. sketch
  2. noun


    • 1. make a rough drawing of:

      as they talked, Modigliani began to sketch her Jeanne sketched and painted whenever she had the time
      Synonym : draw, make a drawing of, draw a picture of, depict, portray, represent, delineate, pencil, rough out, outline
    • 2. give a brief account or general outline of something:

      they sketched out the prosecution case
      Synonym : describe, outline, give a brief idea of, give a rundown of, give a thumbnail sketch of, rough out, block out, trace out, chalk out, map out, delineate, indicate, summarize, give a summary of, give an abstract/precis/résumé of, precis, recapitulate
    • 3. perform (a gesture) with one's hands or body:

      he sketched a graceful bow in her direction
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: sketch, plural noun: sketches

    • noun

      a rough or unfinished drawing or painting, often made to assist in making a more finished picture:

      a brief written or spoken account or description, giving only basic details:

    • verb

      make a rough drawing of:

      give a brief account or general outline of something:

    • noun

      a roughly drawn map that shows only basic details.
    • noun

      a brief written description of a person's qualities.
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