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d rawn

  • v  cause to move by pulling
  • v  get or derive
  • v  make a mark or lines on a surface
  • v  make, formulate, or derive in the mind
  • v  bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
  • 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)
  • v  move or go steadily or gradually
  • v  remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
  • v  choose at random
  • 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
  • v  move or pull so as to cover or uncover something
  • v  allow a draft
  • v  require a specified depth for floating
  • 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)
  • 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
  • v  steep; pass through a strainer
  • v  remove the entrails of
  • v  flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching
  • v  cause to localize at one point
  • s  showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
    her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness
  • s  having the curtains or draperies closed or pulled shut
    the drawn draperies kept direct sunlight from fading the rug

  • Spectators are drawn to him because of both the blood (Asian, African, American Indian) and the ice water in his veins.
  • Its roster of supporting characters is as broad, delightful and well-drawn as any ensemble drama's.
  • The film, written by 11 guys, and directed by David Silverman in the old-fashioned, hand-drawn way, looks surprisingly spiffy on the big screen.
News & Articles

  • Serena: I apologized to Maria over Rolling Stone article
    Serena Williams refused to get drawn into a pre-Wimbledon war of words with Maria Sharapova Sunday -- claiming she had apologized to her Russian rival for comments made about her personal life.
    June 23, 2013 - CNN
  • The Great Twinkie Drought Ends on July 15
    One of the most drawn out snack nightmares will soon be over. Hostess announced today that Twinkies, CupCakes and Donettes will all be returning to store shelves on July 15. The Associated Press' Christine Choi reports Hostess' new owners are finally putting Twinkies back on shelves in the middle of July after a near eight month absence. Recognizing that the world has been waiting with bated ...
    June 23, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News
  • Andy Murray Drawn in Same Half as Federer and Nadal at Wimbledon
    U.S. Open champion Andy Murray was drawn in the same half as defending champion Roger Federer and two-time winner Rafael Nadal at next week’s Wimbledon tennis championships.
    June 21, 2013 - Bloomberg

  • Mark Souder in Reuters
    I'm resigning rather than put my family through a painful drawn out process,Souder said at a hastily called news conference in his home district in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Robert Gates in USA Today
    Gates also said that the military remains on track to begin pulling out troops in July of 2011, though "the pace with which we draw down -- and how many we drawn down -- is going to be conditions-based."
  • James Watson in International Herald Tribune
    In the aftermath of the published remarks, Watson told an audience in London: "To all those who have drawn the inference from my words that Africa, as a continent, is somehow genetically inferior, I can only apologize unreservedly."

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