Draw out - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdrɒ ˈaʊt|
Brit.  |drɔː ˈaʊt|

verb

- cause to speak
- lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer (syn: extend, prolong, protract)
- make more sociable
- deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning) (syn: educe, elicit, evoke, extract)
- remove by suction (syn: aspirate)
- remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense (syn: extract, pull)

Examples

Breakfast was drawn out to a most unusual length.

The speech drew out interminably.

The days are drawing out now that it is spring.

Plenty of money often draws out the worst in people.

The teacher helped to draw out the meaning of the poem.

The train drew out of the station.

The British forces will be drawn out of the troubled area.

I shall have to draw out some more money to pay all these people.

The favourite drew out and won by two lengths.

I may have to have this tooth drawn out.

...the actor refused to draw out the interview any further...

Mary is very quiet; try to draw her out at the party.

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