drew Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862)
verb cause to move by pulling
pull; draw; force.
- draw a wagon
- pull a sled
verb get or derive
- He drew great benefits from his membership in the association
verb make a mark or lines on a surface
delineate; draw; describe; line; trace.
- draw a line
- trace the outline of a figure in the sand
verb make, formulate, or derive in the mind
- I draw a line here
- draw a conclusion
- draw parallels
- make an estimate
- What do you make of his remarks?
verb bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
take out; pull; draw; pull out; get out.
- draw a weapon
- pull out a gun
- The mugger pulled a knife on his victim
verb represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
- She drew an elephant
- Draw me a horse
verb take liquid out of a container or well
take out; draw.
- She drew water from the barrel
verb give a description of
draw; describe; depict.
- He drew an elaborate plan of attack
verb select or take in from a given group or region
- The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population
verb elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.
- The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans
- The comedian drew a lot of laughter
verb suck in or take (air)
puff; drag; draw.
- draw a deep breath
- draw on a cigarette
verb move or go steadily or gradually
- The ship drew near the shore
verb remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
take out; draw; draw off; withdraw.
- She drew $2,000 from the account
- The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank
verb choose at random
- draw a card
- cast lots
verb earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
- He drew a base on balls
verb bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition
- She was drawn to despair
- The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum
- The session was drawn to a close
verb cause to flow
- The nurse drew blood
verb write a legal document or paper
- The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office
verb engage in drawing
- He spent the day drawing in the garden
verb move or pull so as to cover or uncover something
- draw the shades
- draw the curtains
verb allow a draft
- This chimney draws very well
verb require a specified depth for floating
- This boat draws 70 inches
verb pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
draw; quarter; draw and quarter.
- in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes
verb cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
- A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter
verb take in, also metaphorically
draw; take up; imbibe; absorb; soak up; take in; suck up; suck; sop up.
- The sponge absorbs water well
- She drew strength from the minister's words
verb direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
pull; pull in; draw in; attract; draw.
- 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
verb thread on or as if on a string
draw; string; thread.
- string pearls on a string
- the child drew glass beads on a string
- thread dried cranberries
verb stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)
pull back; draw.
- The archers were drawing their bows
verb pass over, across, or through
draw; run; guide; pass.
- He ran his eyes over her body
- She ran her fingers along the carved figurine
- He drew her hair through his fingers
verb finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
- The teams drew a tie
- The material drew after it was washed in hot water
verb reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die
- draw wire
verb steep; pass through a strainer
- draw pulp from the fruit
verb remove the entrails of
eviscerate; draw; disembowel.
- draw a chicken
verb flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching
- draw steel
verb cause to localize at one point
- Draw blood and pus
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