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draw

  

      vb   , draws, drawing, drew, drawn  
1    to cause (a person or thing) to move towards or away by pulling  
2    to bring, take, or pull (something) out, as from a drawer, holster, etc.  
3    tr   to extract or pull or take out  
to draw teeth, to draw a card from a pack     
4    tr; often foll by: off   to take (liquid) out of a cask, keg, tank, etc., by means of a tap  
5    intr   to move, go, or proceed, esp. in a specified direction  
to draw alongside     
6    tr   to attract or elicit  
to draw a crowd, draw attention     
7    tr   to cause to flow  
to draw blood     
8    to depict or sketch (a form, figure, picture, etc.) in lines, as with a pencil or pen, esp. without the use of colour; delineate  
9    tr   to make, formulate, or derive  
to draw conclusions, comparisons, parallels     
10    tr   to write (a legal document) in proper form  
11    tr; sometimes foll by: in   to suck or take in (air, liquid, etc.)  
to draw a breath     
12    intr   to induce or allow a draught to carry off air, smoke, etc.  
the flue draws well     
13    tr   to take or receive from a source  
to draw money from the bank     
14    tr   to earn  
draw interest     
15    tr     (Finance)   to write out (a bill of exchange or promissory note)  
to draw a cheque     
16    tr   to choose at random  
to draw lots     
17    tr   to reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die  
18    tr   to shape (a sheet of metal or glass) by rolling, by pulling it through a die or by stretching  
19      (Archery)   to bend (a bow) by pulling the string  
20    to steep (tea) or (of tea) to steep in boiling water  
21    tr   to disembowel  
draw a chicken     
22    tr   to cause (pus, blood, etc.) to discharge from an abscess or wound  
23    intr   (of two teams, contestants, etc.) to finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; tie  
24    tr     (Bridge, whist)   to keep leading a suit in order to force out (all outstanding cards)  
25    draw trumps     (Bridge, whist)   to play the trump suit until the opponents have none left  
26    tr     (Billiards)   to cause (the cue ball) to spin back after a direct impact with another ball by applying backspin when making the stroke  
27    tr   to search (a place) in order to find wild animals, game, etc., for hunting  
28      (Golf)   to cause (a golf ball) to move with a controlled right-to-left trajectory or (of a golf ball) to veer gradually from right to left  
29    tr     (Curling)   to deliver (the stone) gently  
30    tr     (Nautical)   (of a vessel) to require (a certain depth) in which to float  
31    draw (a) blank   to get no results from something  
32    draw and quarter   to disembowel and dismember (a person) after hanging  
33    draw stumps     (Cricket)   to close play, as by pulling out the stumps  
34    draw the line (at)      See       line   1       51  
35    draw the short straw      See       short straw  
36    draw the shot     (Bowls)   to deliver the bowl in such a way that it approaches the jack  
      n  
37    the act of drawing  
38      (U.S.)   a sum of money advanced to finance anticipated expenses  
39    an event, occasion, act, etc., that attracts a large audience  
40    a raffle or lottery  
41    something taken or chosen at random, as a ticket in a raffle or lottery  
42    a contest or game ending in a tie  
43      (U.S. and Canadian)   a small natural drainage way or gully  
44    a defect found in metal castings due to the contraction of the metal on solidification,   (See also)        drawback       draw in       draw off       draw on       draw out       draw up  
     (Old English dragan; related to Old Norse draga; Old Frisian draga, Old Saxon dragan, Old High German tragan to carry)  
  drawable      adj  


draw-gate  
      n   the valve that controls a sluice  
draw gear  
      n     (Brit)   an apparatus for coupling railway cars  
draw in  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    (of hours of daylight) to become shorter  
2    (of a train) to arrive at a station  
draw off  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to cause (a liquid) to flow from something  
2    to withdraw (troops)  
draw on  
      vb  
1    intr, prep   to use or exploit (a source, fund, etc.)  
to draw on one's experience     
2    intr, adv   to come near  
the time for his interview drew on     
3    tr, prep   to withdraw (money) from (an account)  
4    tr, adv   to put on (clothes)  
5    tr, adv   to lead further; entice or encourage  
the prospect of nearing his goal drew him on     
draw out  
      vb   adv  
1    to extend or cause to be extended  
he drew out his stay     
2    tr   to cause (a person) to talk freely  
she's been quiet all evening — see if you can draw her out     
3    tr; foll by: of     (Also)    draw from   to elicit (information) (from)  
he managed to draw out of his son where he had been     
4    tr   to withdraw (money) as from a bank account or a business  
5    intr   (of hours of daylight) to become longer  
6    intr   (of a train) to leave a station  
7    tr   to extend (troops) in line; lead from camp  
8    intr   (of troops) to proceed from camp  
draw up  
      vb   adv  
1    to come or cause to come to a halt  
2    tr  
a    to prepare a draft of (a legal document)  
b    to formulate and write out in appropriate form  
to draw up a contract     
3    used reflexively   to straighten oneself  
4    to form or arrange (a body of soldiers, etc.) in order or formation  
fine-draw  
      vb   , -draws, -drawing, -drew, -drawn   tr  
1    to sew together so finely that the join is scarcely noticeable  
2    to carry out the last drawing-out operation on (wire, tube, etc.) to reduce its diameter  
score draw  
      n   (esp. in football) a result of a match in which both sides have scored an equal number of goals  
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draw

  

      vb  
1    drag, haul, pull, tow, tug  
2    delineate, depict, design, map out, mark out, outline, paint, portray, sketch, trace  
3    deduce, derive, get, infer, make, take  
4    allure, attract, bring forth, call forth, elicit, engage, entice, evoke, induce, influence, invite, persuade  
5    extort, extract, pull out, take out  
6    attenuate, elongate, extend, lengthen, stretch  
7    breathe in, drain, inhale, inspire, puff, pull, respire, suck  
8    compose, draft, formulate, frame, prepare, write  
9    choose, pick, select, single out, take  
      n  
10      (informal)   attraction, enticement, lure, pull     (informal)  
11    dead heat, deadlock, impasse, stalemate, tie  


draw back     
back off, recoil, retract, retreat, shrink, start back, withdraw  
draw on     
employ, exploit, extract, fall back on, have recourse to, make use of, rely on, take from, use  
draw out     
drag out, extend, lengthen, make longer, prolong, prolongate, protract, spin out, stretch, string out  
  
Antonyms     
   curtail, cut, cut short, dock, pare down, reduce, shorten, trim, truncate  
draw up  
1    bring to a stop, halt, pull up, run in, stop, stop short  
2    compose, draft, formulate, frame, prepare, write out  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
an ostensibly modest or self-deprecating statement whose actual purpose is to draw attention to something of which one is proud
[informal] From 'humble'+'brag'. Ex: She got on my nerves; it was like her selfies, humblebrags and rants weren't enough to satisfy her craving for attention!
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