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  • n  a gully that is shallower than a ravine
  • n  an entertainer who attracts large audiences
    he was the biggest drawing card they had
  • n  the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
    the game ended in a draw
  • n  anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random
    the luck of the draw
  • n  a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack
    he got a pair of kings in the draw
  • n  a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
  • n  (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
  • n  poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer
    he played only draw and stud
  • n  the act of drawing or hauling something
  • v  cause to move by pulling
    draw a wagon
  • v  get or derive
  • v  make a mark or lines on a surface
    draw a line
  • v  make, formulate, or derive in the mind
    I draw a line here
    draw a conclusion
    draw parallels
  • v  bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
    draw a weapon
  • v  represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
  • v  take liquid out of a container or well
  • v  give a description of
  • v  select or take in from a given group or region
    The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population
  • v  elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.
  • v  suck in or take (air)
    draw a deep breath
    draw on a cigarette
  • v  move or go steadily or gradually
  • v  remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
  • v  choose at random
    draw a card
  • v  earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
  • v  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
  • v  cause to flow
  • v  write a legal document or paper
    The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office
  • v  engage in drawing
    He spent the day drawing in the garden
  • v  move or pull so as to cover or uncover something
    draw the shades
    draw the curtains
  • v  allow a draft
    This chimney draws very well
  • v  require a specified depth for floating
    This boat draws 70 inches
  • v  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
  • v  cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
  • v  take in, also metaphorically
  • v  direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
  • v  thread on or as if on a string
  • v  stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)
    The archers were drawing their bows
  • v  pass over, across, or through
  • v  finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
  • v  contract
  • v  reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die
    draw wire
  • v  steep; pass through a strainer
    draw pulp from the fruit
  • v  remove the entrails of
    draw a chicken
  • v  flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching
    draw steel
  • v  cause to localize at one point

  • Draw 10,000 ten-inch lines, and you end up with a dynamic pattern of vector formations.
  • Like many here, al-A'ghayde is wary of the government, and he is quick to draw comparisons between the dissolution of the SOIs and the disbanding of the Iraqi army.
  • It takes time to draw and redraw, and to study his facial structure.
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in BusinessWeek
    Noting the unemployment report, Obama said: "I am sure that at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, members of the Senate are reading these same numbers this morning. I hope they share my sense of urgency and draw the same, unmistakable conclusion:...
  • President Bush in CNN International
    Those decisions will be based on a calm assessment by our military commanders on the conditions on the ground, not reaction by Washington politicians to poll results in the media,said Bush. "In other words, when we begin to draw down...
  • Tim Howard in The Associated Press
    We'll take more out of a draw than they will,said US goalkeeper Tim Howard, the man of the match. "They're going to feel like they should have won the game."

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