draw out

drew out; drawn out; drawing out; draws out

Definition of draw out

transitive verb

2 : to extend beyond a minimum in time : protract sense 1
3 : to cause to speak freely a reporter's ability to draw a person out

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Examples of draw out in a Sentence

the actor refused to draw out the interview any further

First Known Use of draw out

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of draw out was in the 14th century

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“Draw out.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/draws%20out. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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