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drew Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862)
    John Drew.
  2. verb cause to move by pulling
    pull; draw; force.
    • draw a wagon
    • pull a sled
  3. verb get or derive
    draw; reap.
    • He drew great benefits from his membership in the association
  4. 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
  5. verb make, formulate, or derive in the mind
    draw; make.
    • I draw a line here
    • draw a conclusion
    • draw parallels
    • make an estimate
    • What do you make of his remarks?
  6. 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
  7. verb represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
    • She drew an elephant
    • Draw me a horse
  8. verb take liquid out of a container or well
    take out; draw.
    • She drew water from the barrel
  9. verb give a description of
    draw; describe; depict.
    • He drew an elaborate plan of attack
  10. verb select or take in from a given group or region
    • The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population
  11. 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
  12. verb suck in or take (air)
    puff; drag; draw.
    • draw a deep breath
    • draw on a cigarette
  13. verb move or go steadily or gradually
    • The ship drew near the shore
  14. 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
  15. verb choose at random
    cast; draw.
    • draw a card
    • cast lots
  16. verb earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
    draw; get.
    • He drew a base on balls
  17. 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
  18. verb cause to flow
    • The nurse drew blood
  19. verb write a legal document or paper
    • The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office
  20. verb engage in drawing
    • He spent the day drawing in the garden
  21. verb move or pull so as to cover or uncover something
    • draw the shades
    • draw the curtains
  22. verb allow a draft
    • This chimney draws very well
  23. verb require a specified depth for floating
    • This boat draws 70 inches
  24. 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
  25. verb cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
    pull; draw.
    • A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. verb stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)
    pull back; draw.
    • The archers were drawing their bows
  30. 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
  31. verb finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
    tie; draw.
    • The teams drew a tie
  32. verb contract
    • The material drew after it was washed in hot water
  33. verb reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die
    • draw wire
  34. verb steep; pass through a strainer
    • draw pulp from the fruit
  35. verb remove the entrails of
    eviscerate; draw; disembowel.
    • draw a chicken
  36. verb flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching
    • draw steel
  37. verb cause to localize at one point
    • Draw blood and pus

Drew imperfect
  1. of Draw.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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