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draw - Dictionary definition and meaning for word draw

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(noun) a gully that is shallower than a ravine
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(noun) an entertainer who attracts large audiences
Example Sentence
  • he was the biggest drawing card they had

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(noun) the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
Synonyms : standoff , tie
Example Sentence
  • the game ended in a draw
  • their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie

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(noun) anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random
Synonyms : lot
Example Sentence
  • the luck of the draw
  • they drew lots for it

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(noun) a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack
Example Sentence
  • he got a pair of kings in the draw

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(noun) a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
Synonyms : hook , hooking
Example Sentence
  • he took lessons to cure his hooking

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(noun) (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
Synonyms : draw play

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(noun) poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer
Synonyms : draw poker
Example Sentence
  • he played only draw and stud

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(noun) the act of drawing or hauling something
Synonyms : haul , haulage
Example Sentence
  • the haul up the hill went very slowly

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(verb) cause to move by pulling
Synonyms : force , pull
Example Sentence
  • draw a wagon
  • pull a sled

Definition
(verb) get or derive
Synonyms : reap
Example Sentence
  • He drew great benefits from his membership in the association

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(verb) make a mark or lines on a surface
Synonyms : delineate , describe , line , trace
Example Sentence
  • draw a line
  • trace the outline of a figure in the sand

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(verb) make, formulate, or derive in the mind
Synonyms : make
Example Sentence
  • I draw a line here
  • draw a conclusion
  • draw parallels
  • make an estimate
  • What do you make of his remarks?

Definition
(verb) bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
Synonyms : get out , pull , pull out , take out
Example Sentence
  • draw a weapon
  • pull out a gun
  • The mugger pulled a knife on his victim

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(verb) represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
Example Sentence
  • She drew an elephant
  • Draw me a horse

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(verb) take liquid out of a container or well
Synonyms : take out
Example Sentence
  • She drew water from the barrel

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(verb) give a description of
Synonyms : depict , describe
Example Sentence
  • He drew an elaborate plan of attack

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(verb) select or take in from a given group or region
Example Sentence
  • The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population

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(verb) elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.
Example Sentence
  • The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans
  • The comedian drew a lot of laughter

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(verb) suck in or take (air)
Synonyms : drag , puff
Example Sentence
  • draw a deep breath
  • draw on a cigarette

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(verb) move or go steadily or gradually
Example Sentence
  • The ship drew near the shore

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(verb) remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
Synonyms : draw off , take out , withdraw
Example Sentence
  • She drew $2,000 from the account
  • The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank

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(verb) choose at random
Synonyms : cast
Example Sentence
  • draw a card
  • cast lots

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(verb) earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
Synonyms : get
Example Sentence
  • He drew a base on balls

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(verb) bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition
Example Sentence
  • She was drawn to despair
  • The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum
  • The session was drawn to a close

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(verb) cause to flow
Example Sentence
  • The nurse drew blood

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(verb) write a legal document or paper
Example Sentence
  • The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office

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(verb) engage in drawing
Example Sentence
  • He spent the day drawing in the garden

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(verb) move or pull so as to cover or uncover something
Example Sentence
  • draw the shades
  • draw the curtains

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(verb) allow a draft
Example Sentence
  • This chimney draws very well

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(verb) require a specified depth for floating
Example Sentence
  • This boat draws 70 inches

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(verb) pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
Synonyms : draw and quarter , quarter
Example Sentence
  • in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes

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(verb) cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
Synonyms : pull
Example Sentence
  • A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter

Definition
(verb) take in, also metaphorically
Synonyms : absorb , imbibe , soak up , sop up , suck , suck up , take in , take up
Example Sentence
  • The sponge absorbs water well
  • She drew strength from the minister's words

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(verb) direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
Synonyms : attract , draw in , pull , pull in
Example Sentence
  • Her good looks attract the stares of many men
  • The ad pulled in many potential customers
  • This pianist pulls huge crowds
  • The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers

Definition
(verb) thread on or as if on a string
Synonyms : string , thread
Example Sentence
  • string pearls on a string
  • the child drew glass beads on a string
  • thread dried cranberries

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(verb) stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)
Synonyms : pull back
Example Sentence
  • The archers were drawing their bows

Definition
(verb) pass over, across, or through
Synonyms : guide , pass , run
Example Sentence
  • He ran his eyes over her body
  • She ran her fingers along the carved figurine
  • He drew her hair through his fingers

Definition
(verb) finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
Synonyms : tie
Example Sentence
  • The teams drew a tie

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(verb) contract
Example Sentence
  • The material drew after it was washed in hot water

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(verb) reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die
Example Sentence
  • draw wire

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(verb) steep; pass through a strainer
Example Sentence
  • draw pulp from the fruit

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(verb) remove the entrails of
Synonyms : disembowel , eviscerate
Example Sentence
  • draw a chicken

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(verb) flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching
Example Sentence
  • draw steel

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(verb) cause to localize at one point
Example Sentence
  • Draw blood and pus

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