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 draw draw

noun

  • () a gully that is shallower than a ravine  ( draw )
    a gully that is shallower than a ravine
  • the act of drawing or hauling something  ( draw, haulage, haul )
    the act of drawing or hauling something
     the haul up the hill went very slowly
    the haul up the hill went very slowly
  • poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer  ( draw, draw poker )
    poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer
     he played only draw and stud
    he played only draw and stud
  • (American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage  ( draw, draw play )
    (American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage
  • a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer  ( draw, hook, hooking )
    a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
     he took lessons to cure his hooking
    he took lessons to cure his hooking
  • a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack  ( draw )
    a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack
     he got a pair of kings in the draw
    he got a pair of kings in the draw
  • anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random  ( draw, lot )
    anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random
     the luck of the draw
    the luck of the draw
     they drew lots for it
    they drew lots for it
  • the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided  ( draw, standoff, tie )
    the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
     the game ended in a draw
    the game ended in a draw
     their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie
    their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie
  • an entertainer who attracts large audiences  ( attracter, attraction, attractor, draw, drawing card )
    an entertainer who attracts large audiences
     he was the biggest drawing card they had
    he was the biggest drawing card they had
  • verb

  • () cause to move by pulling  ( draw, pull )
    cause to move by pulling
     draw a wagon
    draw a wagon
     pull a sled
    pull a sled
  • () make, formulate, or derive in the mind  ( draw, make )
    make, formulate, or derive in the mind
     I draw a line here
    I draw a line here
     draw a conclusion
    draw a conclusion
     draw parallels
    draw parallels
     make an estimate
    make an estimate
     What do you make of his remarks?
    What do you make of his remarks?
  • () make a mark or lines on a surface  ( delineate, line, describe, trace, draw )
    make a mark or lines on a surface
     draw a line
    draw a line
     trace the outline of a figure in the sand
    trace the outline of a figure in the sand
  • () get or derive  ( reap, draw )
    get or derive
     He drew great benefits from his membership in the association
    He drew great benefits from his membership in the association
  • () bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover  ( get out, take out, pull, pull out, draw )
    bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
     draw a weapon
    draw a weapon
     pull out a gun
    pull out a gun
     The mugger pulled a knife on his victim
    The mugger pulled a knife on his victim
  • () represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface  ( draw )
    represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
     She drew an elephant
    She drew an elephant
     Draw me a horse
    Draw me a horse
  • () select or take in from a given group or region  ( draw )
    select or take in from a given group or region
     The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population
    The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population
  • () give a description of  ( depict, draw, describe )
    give a description of
     He drew an elaborate plan of attack
    He drew an elaborate plan of attack
  • () take liquid out of a container or well  ( take out, draw )
    take liquid out of a container or well
     She drew water from the barrel
    She drew water from the barrel
  • () suck in or take (air)  ( drag, puff, draw )
    suck in or take (air)
     draw a deep breath
    draw a deep breath
     draw on a cigarette
    draw on a cigarette
  • () elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.  ( draw )
    elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.
     The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans
    The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans
     The comedian drew a lot of laughter
    The comedian drew a lot of laughter
  • () move or go steadily or gradually  ( draw )
    move or go steadily or gradually
     The ship drew near the shore
    The ship drew near the shore
  • () choose at random  ( cast, draw )
    choose at random
     draw a card
    draw a card
     cast lots
    cast lots
  • () remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)  ( draw off, take out, withdraw, draw )
    remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
     She drew $2,000 from the account
    She drew $2,000 from the account
     The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank
    The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank
  • () bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition  ( draw )
    bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition
     She was drawn to despair
    She was drawn to despair
     The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum
    The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum
     The session was drawn to a close
    The session was drawn to a close
  • () earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher  ( get, draw )
    earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
     He drew a base on balls
    He drew a base on balls
  • () move or pull so as to cover or uncover something  ( draw )
    move or pull so as to cover or uncover something
     draw the shades
    draw the shades
     draw the curtains
    draw the curtains
  • () engage in drawing  ( draw )
    engage in drawing
     He spent the day drawing in the garden
    He spent the day drawing in the garden
  • () write a legal document or paper  ( draw )
    write a legal document or paper
     The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office
    The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office
  • () cause to flow  ( draw )
    cause to flow
     The nurse drew blood
    The nurse drew blood
  • cause to localize at one point  ( draw )
    cause to localize at one point
     Draw blood and pus
    Draw blood and pus
  • flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching  ( draw )
    flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching
     draw steel
    draw steel
  • remove the entrails of  ( disembowel, draw, eviscerate )
    remove the entrails of
     draw a chicken
    draw a chicken
  • steep; pass through a strainer  ( draw )
    steep; pass through a strainer
     draw pulp from the fruit
    draw pulp from the fruit
  • reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die  ( draw )
    reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die
     draw wire
    draw wire
  • contract  ( draw )
    contract
     The material drew after it was washed in hot water
    The material drew after it was washed in hot water
  • finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.  ( draw, tie )
    finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
     The teams drew a tie
    The teams drew a tie
  • pass over, across, or through  ( draw, guide, run, pass )
    pass over, across, or through
     He ran his eyes over her body
    He ran his eyes over her body
     She ran her fingers along the carved figurine
    She ran her fingers along the carved figurine
     He drew her hair through his fingers
    He drew her hair through his fingers
  • stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)  ( draw, pull back )
    stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)
     The archers were drawing their bows
    The archers were drawing their bows
  • thread on or as if on a string  ( draw, thread, string )
    thread on or as if on a string
     string pearls on a string
    string pearls on a string
     the child drew glass beads on a string
    the child drew glass beads on a string
     thread dried cranberries
    thread dried cranberries
  • direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes  ( draw, draw in, pull in, pull, attract )
    direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
     Her good looks attract the stares of many men
    Her good looks attract the stares of many men
     The ad pulled in many potential customers
    The ad pulled in many potential customers
     This pianist pulls huge crowds
    This pianist pulls huge crowds
     The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers
    The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers
  • take in, also metaphorically  ( draw, soak up, sop up, suck, take in, take up, imbibe, suck up, absorb )
    take in, also metaphorically
     The sponge absorbs water well
    The sponge absorbs water well
     She drew strength from the minister's words
    She drew strength from the minister's words
  • cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense  ( draw, pull )
    cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
     A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter
    A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter
  • pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him  ( draw, draw and quarter, quarter )
    pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
     in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes
    in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes
  • require a specified depth for floating  ( draw )
    require a specified depth for floating
     This boat draws 70 inches
    This boat draws 70 inches
  • allow a draft  ( draw )
    allow a draft
     This chimney draws very well
    This chimney draws very well