paint/draw a picture of
Definition of paint/draw a picture of
: to create an idea or understanding of (something or someone) through words, facts, etc. The author paints a disturbing picture of life in the camp. These statistics draw a clear picture of how the population is aging.
Word by Word Definitions
: to cause to move continuously toward or after a force applied in advance : pull : such as
: to move (as a covering) over or to one side
: to pull up or out of a receptacle or place where seated or carried
: a design or representation made by various means (as painting, drawing, or photography)
: a description so vivid or graphic as to suggest a mental image or give an accurate idea of something
: a mental image
: to paint or draw a representation, image, or visual conception of : depict
: to describe graphically in words
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