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sketch

  
1   
      vb   block out, delineate, depict, draft, draw, outline, paint, plot, portray, represent, rough out  
2   
      n   delineation, design, draft, drawing, outline, plan, skeleton  
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sketch

  
  ( sketches    plural & 3rd person present)   ( sketching    present participle)   ( sketched    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A sketch is a drawing that is done quickly without a lot of details. Artists often use sketches as a preparation for a more detailed painting or drawing.  
...a sketch of a soldier by Orpen.     
2       verb   If you sketch something, you make a quick, rough drawing of it.  
Clare and David Astor are sketching a view of far Spanish hills...      V n  
I always sketch with pen and paper.      V  
3       n-count   A sketchof a situation, person, or incident is a brief description of it without many details.  
usu N of n  
...thumbnail sketches of heads of state and political figures...     
4       verb   If you sketch a situation or incident, you give a short description of it, including only the most important facts.   (=outline)  
Cross sketched the story briefly, telling the facts just as they had happened.      V n  
      Sketch out means the same as sketch., phrasal verb  
Luxembourg sketched out an acceptable compromise between Britain, France and Germany.      V P n (not pron)  
5       n-count   A sketch is a short humorous piece of acting, usually forming part of a comedy show.  
...a five-minute sketch about a folk singer.     

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sketchy, sketchily, set, stench

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