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draw

 
 
pronunciation:
draw
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
draw out, draw up
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: draws, drawing, drawn, drew
definition 1: to move by pulling or dragging.
The donkey was drawing a heavy-laden cart.
synonyms:
pull
similar words:
drag, hale, haul, lug, tow, tug
definition 2: to remove by taking out.
Draw a ticket from the hat.She drew water from the tap.
synonyms:
remove
similar words:
extract, pick, pull, sap, take, tap, withdraw
definition 3: to attract or elicit.
He draws a lot of attention.
synonyms:
attract, elicit, pull
similar words:
appeal, beckon, catch, educe, engage, evoke, incite, invite, provoke
definition 4: to portray with a pen or pencil.
She drew a picture.
 
synonyms:
limn, picture, trace
similar words:
cartoon, delineate, depict, figure, portray, rough out, sketch
definition 5: to take out, as from an account.
synonyms:
withdraw
definition 6: to receive, as interest.
synonyms:
earn
similar words:
receive
definition 7: to make taut.
synonyms:
constrict, tighten
similar words:
contract, stretch
definition 8: to inhale.
He drew his last breath.
synonyms:
inhale, inspire
similar words:
breathe
definition 9: to infer.
Draw your own conclusions.
synonyms:
conclude, deduce, derive, gather, infer
similar words:
reason
definition 10: to eviscerate.
He drew the chicken before cooking it.
synonyms:
eviscerate, gut
similar words:
clean, disembowel, dress
definition 11: to pick or be dealt (a playing card).
similar words:
pick, select, take
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to cause something to be pulled, as smoke through a chimney.
synonyms:
pull
similar words:
attract, suck
definition 2: to move slowly in a certain direction (often fol. by "near", "away", "out", "into, or "toward").
The car drew away from us quickly.We pulled off to the side of the road as the ambulance drew near.
synonyms:
approach, head, move
similar words:
advance, come, edge, gravitate, near, proceed, pull
definition 3: to portray something with a pen or pencil; sketch.
synonyms:
cartoon, sketch
definition 4: to make a demand (fol. by "on").
He drew on his inner strength.
similar words:
fall back on, use
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phrase: draw out
phrase: draw up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of drawing.
synonyms:
pull
similar words:
appeal, suction, traction
definition 2: something that draws an audience; attraction.
synonyms:
attraction, feature
similar words:
appeal, call, come-on, inducement, lure, magnetism, performance, presentation, show
definition 3: something that is randomly chosen or received.
the luck of the draw
synonyms:
fate, lot
similar words:
fortune, luck
definition 4: a game or contest that ends in a tie.
synonyms:
dead heat, tie
similar words:
stalemate, standoff
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derivation: drawable (adj.)
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