draw
noun.
a gully that is shallower than a ravine
noun.
an entertainer who attracts large audiences
he was the biggest drawing card they had
noun.
the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
the game ended in a draw|their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie
Synonym: tie, standoff
noun.
anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random
the luck of the draw|they drew lots for it
Synonym: lot
noun.
a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack
he got a pair of kings in the draw
noun.
a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
he took lessons to cure his hooking
Synonym: hook, hooking
noun.
(American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage
Synonym: draw play
noun.
poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer
he played only draw and stud
Synonym: draw poker
noun.
the act of drawing or hauling something
the haul up the hill went very slowly
Synonym: haul, haulage
verb.
cause to move by pulling
draw a wagon|pull a sled
Synonym: pull
verb.
get or derive
He drew great benefits from his membership in the association
Synonym: reap
verb.
make a mark or lines on a surface
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?
Synonym: make
verb.
bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
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
She drew water from the barrel
Synonym: take out
verb.
give a description of
He drew an elaborate plan of attack
Synonym: depict, describe
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)
draw a deep breath|draw on a cigarette
Synonym: drag, puff
verb.
move or go steadily or gradually
The ship drew near the shore
verb.
remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
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
Synonym: cast
verb.
earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
He drew a base on balls
Synonym: get
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
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
Synonym: pull
verb.
take in, also metaphorically
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
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
string pearls on a string|the child drew glass beads on a string|thread dried cranberries
Synonym: string, thread
verb.
stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)
The archers were drawing their bows
Synonym: pull back
verb.
pass over, across, or through
He ran his eyes over her body|She ran her fingers along the carved figurine|He drew her hair through his fingers
Synonym: run, pass, guide
verb.
finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
The teams drew a tie
Synonym: tie
verb.
contract
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
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