draw

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noun (esp. BrE)
ADJECTIVE
goalless, scoreless
one-all, three-three, etc.
creditable, honorable
disappointing
consecutive, successive

Hull City were held to a second successive draw.

VERB + DRAW
end in

The game ended in a two-all draw.

earn, get, secure, snatch
force, hold sb to

San Marino held them to a goalless draw.

PREPOSITION
draw against, draw with

their 1–1 draw with United

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verb
1 make pictures
ADVERB
accurately, beautifully, carefully, clearly, well

a beautifully drawn picture

He draws very well.

badly, crudely, quickly, roughly

a crudely drawn child's face

2 pull
ADVERB
half, partly

The blinds were partly drawn.

back

She drew back the curtains and let the sunlight in.

aside, to one side

I tried to draw him aside so I could talk to him in private.

away

He approached her but she drew away.

up

She sat with her legs drawn up on the sofa.

out

The ducts draw out stale air.

together (figurative)

The project enables students to draw together their skills and experience.

randomly

We drew names randomly out of a hat.

PREPOSITION
onto

She drew me onto the balcony

out of

He drew the cork out of the bottle.

to

I drew my chair up to the fire.

towards/toward
3 attract
ADVERB
immediately
inevitably, inexorably, irresistibly

Her gaze was drawn irresistibly to the scene outside.

instinctively

Animals are instinctively drawn to those who like them.

increasingly

He was increasingly drawn to the idea of making short films.

PREPOSITION
from

The plan has drawn interest from local businessmen.

to

We asked the surfing champion what first drew him to the sport.

PHRASAL VERBS
draw on/upon sth
ADVERB
heavily

The novelist draws heavily on her personal experiences.

draw sth up
ADVERB
professionally, properly

Make sure the contract is properly drawn up.

Draw is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑artist, ↑chimney, ↑footstep
Draw is used with these nouns as the object: ↑admiration, ↑analogy, ↑angle, ↑applause, ↑arrow, ↑attention, ↑audience, ↑bath, ↑baton, ↑beer, ↑benefit, ↑blade, ↑blind, ↑blood, ↑border, ↑boundary, ↑bow, ↑breath, ↑caricature, ↑cart, ↑cartoon, ↑character, ↑cheque, ↑chuckle, ↑circle, ↑cloak, ↑comfort, ↑comment, ↑comparison, ↑conclusion, ↑condemnation, ↑connection, ↑consolation, ↑contrast, ↑criticism, ↑cross, ↑crowd, ↑curtain, ↑customer, ↑dagger, ↑diagram, ↑distinction, ↑district, ↑dole, ↑drape, ↑encouragement, ↑example, ↑finger, ↑fire, ↑foul, ↑game, ↑glance, ↑graph, ↑gun, ↑idea, ↑immigrant, ↑implication, ↑inference, ↑inspiration, ↑interest, ↑knife, ↑laugh, ↑laughter, ↑lesson, ↑likeness, ↑line, ↑map, ↑match, ↑moisture, ↑moral, ↑nourishment, ↑opposition, ↑outline, ↑parallel, ↑pension, ↑picture, ↑pint, ↑pistol, ↑plan, ↑plough, ↑portrait, ↑praise, ↑raffle, ↑rebuke, ↑response, ↑retort, ↑revolver, ↑salary, ↑sample, ↑shade, ↑shape, ↑shawl, ↑shopper, ↑sign, ↑sketch, ↑spectator, ↑strength, ↑support, ↑suspicion, ↑sword, ↑tourist, ↑traffic, ↑triangle, ↑truncheon, ↑veil, ↑viewer, ↑visitor, ↑wagon, ↑weapon, ↑wrath

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  • draw — (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Draw — Draw, v. i. 1. To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have force to move anything by pulling; as, a horse draws well; the sails of a ship draw well. [1913 Webster] Note: A sail is said to draw when it is filled with wind. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • draw — [drɔː ǁ drɒː] verb drew PASTTENSE [druː] drawn PASTPART [drɔːn ǁ drɒːn] [transitive] BANKING 1. also draw out to take money from your bank account …   Financial and business terms

  • draw — [drô] vt. drew, drawn, drawing [ME drawen < OE dragan, akin to ON draga, to drag, Ger tragen, to bear, carry < IE base * dherāgh , to pull, draw along > L trahere, to pull, draw] I indicating traction 1. to make move toward one or along… …   English World dictionary

  • draw — vb drew, drawn, draw·ing vt 1: to compose by random selection draw a jury 2: to take (money) from a place of deposit 3: to write and sign (a draft) in due form for use in making a demand draw a check …   Law dictionary

  • Draw — Draw, draws or drawn may refer to: The act of drawing, or making an image with a writing utensil A part of many card games A part of a lottery Wire drawing Draw (terrain), terrain feature similar to a valley (but smaller) formed by two parallel… …   Wikipedia

  • draw — ► VERB (past drew; past part. drawn) 1) produce (a picture or diagram) by making lines and marks on paper. 2) produce (a line) on a surface. 3) pull or drag (a vehicle) so as to make it follow behind. 4) pull or move in a specified direction. 5)… …   English terms dictionary

  • draw — draw; draw·ee; draw·er; draw·man; re·draw; re·draw·er; un·draw; with·draw; with·draw·able; with·draw·al; with·draw·er; with·draw·ment; with·draw·ing·ness; …   English syllables

  • draw — vb drag, *pull, tug, tow, haul, hale Analogous words: *bring, fetch: *attract, allure: *lure, entice: extract, elicit, evoke, *educe Contrasted words: see those at DRAG …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • draw on — (of a period of time) approach its end. → draw draw on suck smoke from (a cigarette or pipe). → draw draw on use as a resource: → draw …   English new terms dictionary

  • draw — [n] tie in competition dead end*, dead heat*, deadlock, even steven*, photo finish*, stalemate, standoff, tie; concept 706 draw [v1] move something by pulling attract, bring, carry, convey, cull, draft, drag, drain, educe, elicit, evoke, extract …   New thesaurus

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