Draw - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |drɔː|  American pronunciation of the word draw
Brit.  |drɔː|  British pronunciation of the word draw
irregular verb:  p.t. — drew  p.p. — drawn

noun

- a gully that is shallower than a ravine
- an entertainer who attracts large audiences(syn: attracter, attraction, attractor)
- the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided(syn: standoff, tie)
- anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random(syn: lot)
- a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack
- a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer (syn: hook, hooking)
- (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
- poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer
- the act of drawing or hauling something (syn: haul, haulage)

verb

- cause to move by pulling(syn: pull)
- get or derive (syn: reap)
- make a mark or lines on a surface(syn: delineate, describe, line, trace)
- make, formulate, or derive in the mind(syn: make)
- bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover(syn: pull)
- represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
- take liquid out of a container or well

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Examples

The computer can draw the graph for you.

Students drew maps of the states and labeled them.

She sat down and began to draw.

The case has drawn attention to the fact that many athletes never graduate.

I would like to draw your attention to the third line.

The band always draws a large crowd.

The college draws students from around the world.

The animals were drawn to the campsite by the smell of food.

We hope the display in the window will draw customers in from the street.

The lure of city life has drawn away many of the town's young people.

Their band is the main draw at the festival.

The festival is always a big draw.

He draws beautifully.

His days are drawing to a close.

Artificial teeth are apt to draw the mouth.

Phrasal verbs

draw away  — move ahead of (one's competitors) in a race
draw back  — pull back or move away or backward
draw in  — pull inward or towards a center
draw off  — remove by drawing or pulling
draw out  — cause to speak
draw up  — form or arrange in order or formation, as of a body of soldiers

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: draw
he/she/it: draws
present participle: drawing
past tense: drew
past participle: drawn
noun
singular: draw
plural: draws
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