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. Noun
Their band is the main draw at the festival.
The festival is always a big draw. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Ideal for puzzle lovers and magic enthusiasts, each piece draws them closer to a captivating story.—Cristian Esteban, Rolling Stone, 1 Dec. 2023 But Singer finally drew her in to his fraudulent scheme by insisting Huffman’s daughter would never get into the colleges of her choice.—Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Dec. 2023 The comedian follows past Spirit hosts such as Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, Melissa Villaseñor, Aubrey Plaza and last year’s Hasan Minhaj, who drew criticism for his monologues about trade journalism, award shows and one joke involving Armie Hammer and cannibalism.—Clayton Davis, Variety, 30 Nov. 2023 Even better, the only soul around will be the friendly, attentive server, who will lead you through a delicious four-course meal (the short menu draws from dishes offered at both Bu’ul and Kaban) alongside wine pairings highlighting local varietals.—John Vorwald, Robb Report, 30 Nov. 2023 Her imprisonment drew attention to the issue of Palestinian minors detained in Israeli prisons.—Niha Masih, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2023 The problem drew national attention in 2014 in Flint, when a change in the water source and inadequate treatment and testing caused significant lead contamination.—Coral Davenport, New York Times, 30 Nov. 2023 Earlier this year, Bud Light drew massive pushback among right-wingers, including pundits Candace Owens and Ben Shapiro, after the beer brand launched a partnership with transgender TikTok star Dylan Mulvaney.—Brian Bushard, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 The news drew tributes from senior officials and state media in Beijing, which Kissinger had recently visited.—Jennifer Jett, NBC News, 30 Nov. 2023
Workforce and technology are a key draw Walmart is importing goods ranging from toys and electronics to bicycles and pharmaceuticals from India to the U.S., Albright said.—Reuters, NBC News, 29 Nov. 2023 The German picked up a back knock on international duty earlier this month, and was forced to sit out Saturday's 1-1 draw at Rayo Vallecano which has left the Catalans four points off leaders Real Madrid and fourth place in the La Liga table.—Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 With Johnson & Johnson, the main draw is the firm’s robust pipeline of drugs under development.—Will Daniel, Fortune, 28 Nov. 2023 This hotel in Ouray offers rustic rooms and a private cottage, though the main draw is the natural pools.—Alex Schechter, Travel + Leisure, 27 Nov. 2023 The real draw is the National Dog Show, which begins after the parade is over at noon ET.—James Grebey, Vulture, 22 Nov. 2023 The details on shadow draw calls stuck out in particular.—Kevin Purdy, Ars Technica, 19 Nov. 2023 At that time the main draw was their guitarist, the ex-Yardbirds’ Jimmy Page, but Rutsey had been especially blown away by the drummer, John Bonham, whose style and tone were uniquely solid and powerful without ever seeming too busy.—Geddy Lee, Rolling Stone, 14 Nov. 2023 But Acapulco has remained a tourist draw — nearly 830,000 tourists visited the city in 2022, spending more than $368 million.—Emiliano Rodríguez Mega, New York Times, 18 Nov. 2023 See More
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Verb and Noun
Middle English drawen, dragen, from Old English dragan; akin to Old Norse draga to draw, drag
: to cause local congestion : induce blood or other body fluid to localize at a particular point : be effective as a blistering agent or counterirritant—used of a poultice and comparable means of medication
of a lesion: to become localized—used in the phrase draw to a head