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Definition of "draw out" []

  • To make something last for more time than is necessary; prolong; extend. (verb)
  • To physically extract, as blood from a vein. (verb)
  • To extract, bring out, as concealed information; elicit; educe. (verb)
  • To use means to entice or force (an animal) from it's hole or similar hiding place; or, by extension, cause (a shy person) to be more open or talkative. (verb)
  • To improve a losing hand to a winning hand by receiving additional cards. (verb)

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Use "draw out" in a sentence
  • "Surgeon Balmain applied hot poultices to draw out and loosen the phlegm, but Willy died during much the same treatment a free Bristolian would have received from his doctor."
  • ""If," pursued Miss Liston, "someone comes who can appreciate him and draw out what is best in him -- --""
  • "The focal point was a beautiful Vent-A-Hood range; it was so popular back then because it would draw out the heat and smoke and beautifully ventilate the kitchen—when it worked right."