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Definition of "draw" []

  • To cause to move after or toward one by applying continuous force; drag: drew the chair closer to the table; a team of horses drawing a wagon. See Synonyms at pull. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to move in a given direction or to a given position, as by leading: The teacher drew the children into the room to see the decorations. (verb-transitive)
  • To move or pull so as to cover or uncover something: draw the curtains. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to flow forth: a pump drawing water; a blow that drew blood. (verb-transitive)
  • To suck or take in (air, for example); inhale. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause (a person or thing) to move towards or away by pulling (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To bring, take, or pull (something) out, as from a drawer, holster, etc (verb)
  • To extract or pull or take out (verb)
  • To take (liquid) out of a cask, keg, tank, etc, by means of a tap (verb)
  • To move, go, or proceed, esp in a specified direction (verb)
  • To attract or elicit (verb)
  • To cause to flow (verb)
  • To depict or sketch (a form, figure, picture, etc) in lines, as with a pencil or pen, esp without the use of colour; delineate (verb)
  • To make, formulate, or derive (verb)
  • To write (a legal document) in proper form (verb)
  • To suck or take in (air, liquid, etc) (verb)
  • To induce or allow a draught to carry off air, smoke, etc (verb)
  • To take or receive from a source (verb)
  • To earn (verb)
  • To write out (a bill of exchange or promissory note) (verb)
  • To choose at random (verb)
  • To reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die (verb)
  • To shape (a sheet of metal or glass) by rolling, by pulling it through a die, or by stretching (verb)
  • To bend (a bow) by pulling the string (verb)
  • To steep (tea) or (of tea) to steep in boiling water (verb)
  • To disembowel (verb)
  • To cause (pus, blood, etc) to discharge from an abscess or wound (verb)
  • (of two teams, contestants, etc) to finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc; tie (verb)
  • To keep leading a suit in order to force out (all outstanding cards) (verb)
  • To cause (the cue ball) to spin back after a direct impact with another ball by applying backspin when making the stroke (verb)
  • To search (a place) in order to find wild animals, game, etc, for hunting (verb)
  • To cause (a golf ball) to move with a controlled right-to-left trajectory or (of a golf ball) to veer gradually from right to left (verb)
  • To deliver (the stone) gently (verb)
  • (of a vessel) to require (a certain depth) in which to float (verb)
  • The act of drawing (noun)
  • A sum of money advanced to finance anticipated expenses (noun)
  • An event, occasion, act, etc, that attracts a large audience (noun)
  • A raffle or lottery (noun)
  • Something taken or chosen at random, as a ticket in a raffle or lottery (noun)
  • A contest or game ending in a tie (noun)
  • A small natural drainage way or gully (noun)
  • A defect found in metal castings due to the contraction of the metal on solidification (noun)

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Use "draw" in a sentence
  • "His game was to draw our hero to some convenient place where he could play a still more significant game of _draw_."
  • "And should this not be enough, I will add how Donatello (who, with the permission of Master Michael, was one of the first modern ones who in sculpture merited fame and name in Italy) never said anything else to his pupils, when teaching them, but draw, telling them in a single word of doctrine: ’Pupils, I give you the whole art of sculpture when I tell you — _draw!"
  • "Here, narrative games includes super linear games like CoD4 AND games with a malleable narrative like Deus Ex or Fallout, but not games where the main draw is futzing with a ruleset, such as the way most people play GTA outside of the missions or games like Noby Noby Boy."