drawer

noun
ADJECTIVE
deep, shallow

a desk with two deep drawers on either side

open
locked
bottom, middle, top
kitchen
bedside table, bureau (esp. AmE), desk, dresser (esp. AmE), nightstand (AmE)
file-cabinet (AmE), filing-cabinet (esp. BrE)
cutlery (BrE), silverware (AmE)
cash, file (AmE), junk (esp. AmE)
sock, underwear
secret
VERB + DRAWER
open, pull open, pull out, slide open

She pulled open the second drawer down to find the money had gone.

close, push in, push shut, shut, slam shut

He pushed the drawer shut with a bang.

lock, unlock
reach into

She reached into the drawer and found the key to the safe.

go through, look through, rummage in, rummage through, search

What do you think you are doing, rummaging through my drawers?

empty
clean out (esp. AmE), organize
PREPOSITION
from a/the drawer, out of a/the drawer

She took the gun from the drawer.

in a/the drawer

He put the letters in the drawer.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • drawer — mid 14c., agent noun from DRAW (Cf. draw) (v.). Attested from 1570s in sense of a box that can be drawn out of a cabinet …   Etymology dictionary

  • drawer — ► NOUN 1) a lidless storage compartment made to slide horizontally in and out of a desk or chest. 2) (drawers) dated or humorous knickers or underpants. 3) a person who draws something. 4) the person who writes a cheque …   English terms dictionary

  • drawer — [drô′ər; ] for 5 [, drôr] n. 1. a person or thing that draws 2. Archaic TAPSTER 3. a person who draws an order for the payment of money 4. a draftsman 5. a sliding storage box in a table, bureau, chest, etc., that can be drawn out and then pushed …   English World dictionary

  • drawer — the person who writes a cheque in payment for goods or services. Glossary of Business Terms The party initiating a draft. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * drawer draw‧er [ˈdrɔːə ǁ ˈdrɒːər] noun [countable] BANKING 1. a person who writes a… …   Financial and business terms

  • drawer — n. 1) to close, push in a drawer 2) to open, pull out a drawer * * * [ drɔːə] pull out a drawer push in a drawer to close to open …   Combinatory dictionary

  • drawer — [16] A drawer is literally something that is ‘drawn’ or ‘pulled’ out. The coinage was perhaps based on French tiroir ‘drawer’, which was similarly derived from the verb tirer ‘pull’. The same basic notion underlies the formation of drawers [16],… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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