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draw

draw

 
 
pronunciation:
draw
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
draw a blank, draw the line, draw out, draw up
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phrase: draw a blank
phrase: draw the line
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: draws, drawing, drew, drawn
definition 1: to make a picture of with a pen, pencil, or other writing tool.
She drew her house on the chalkboard.
 
synonyms:
picture
similar words:
depict, portray, sketch
definition 2: to move by pulling or dragging.
We drew the sleeping dog across the floor on a blanket.
synonyms:
pull
similar words:
drag, haul, lug, tow, tug
definition 3: to take out or remove.
Who will draw the winning ticket from the bowl?She drew water from the well.
synonyms:
remove
similar words:
extract, pick, pull, take, tap, withdraw
definition 4: to cause to come near; attract.
The rock star always draws a large crowd.
synonyms:
attract
similar words:
appeal, catch, engage, incite, invite, provoke
definition 5: to breathe in; inhale.
She drew a deep breath before diving into the pool.
synonyms:
inhale
similar words:
breathe
definition 6: to pick or be dealt.
I drew three cards.
similar words:
pick, select, take
definition 7: to move slowly in a certain direction (often followed by "near", "away", "out", "into", or "toward").
We waved goodbye as the train drew away.
synonyms:
head, move
similar words:
advance, come, edge, near, proceed, pull
phrase: draw out
phrase: draw up
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a game or contest that ends with both sides having the same score; tie.
The chess match was a draw.
synonyms:
tie
derivation: drawable (adj.)
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