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draw

noun

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1 a situation in which neither participant in a contest, competition, or struggle comes out ahead of the other
  • the game ended in a draw

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2 something that attracts interest
  • city leaders hoped that the new waterfront development would be a big draw for tourists

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3 the act or an instance of applying force on something so that it moves in the direction of the force
  • took a draw on his cigarette and immediately started coughing

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draw

verb

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1 to make a representation of by producing lines on a surface
  • see if you can draw the bowl of fruit

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2 to cause to follow by applying steady force on
  • draw a chair up to the fire and sit with us

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3 to give a representation or account of in words
  • a writer who draws characters with lifelike clarity

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4 to receive as return for effort
  • draws a hefty weekly salary

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5 to take away from a place or position
  • draw her aside so we can ask a quick question

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6 to take the internal organs out of
  • hated the thought of having to pluck and draw a goose before cooking it

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7 to shape with a hammer
  • drew the metal into a thin sheet by pounding it

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The first known use of draw was before the 12th century

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“Draw.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/draw. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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