vb block out, delineate, depict, draft, draw, outline, paint, plot, portray, represent, rough out
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.
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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