1. [ verb ] cause to move along the ground by pulling
Synonyms: pull force

"draw a wagon" "pull a sled"

Related terms: push move attract drag yank attract haul pluck entrain hike_up stretch twitch adduct abduct tug winch pull_back pluck attract attract extract level pluck wrest uproot rope_in shlep pull_back pull pull pull draft
2. [ verb ] attract or elicit
Synonyms: attract fetch pull_in draw_in pull

"The school attracts students with artistic talents" "His playing drew a crowd" "The painting fetched more than a million at the auction" "The star cast pulled many people to the box office"

Related terms: repel pull tug catch draw_in bring attract curl_up draw_in pull attraction pull attraction drawing_card appear
3. [ verb ] get or derive
Synonyms: reap

"He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"

Related terms: derive
4. [ verb ] make, formulate, or derive in the mind
Synonyms: make

"I draw a line here" "draw a conclusion" "draw parallels" "make an estimate" "What do you make of his remarks?"

Related terms: create_by_mental_act make
5. [ verb ] make a mark or lines on a surface
Synonyms: trace describe delineate outline line

"draw a line" "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"

Related terms: mark write construct circumscribe circumscribe inscribe line tracing drawing outline tracing depiction tracer
6. [ verb ] (arms) bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
Synonyms: pull_out pull take_out get_out

"draw a weapon" "pull out a gun" "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"

Related terms: remove unsheathe extract pull drawer
7. [ verb ] represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface

"She drew an elephant" "Draw me a horse"

Related terms: represent sketch diagram charcoal project shade color pencil crayon check delineate doodle cartoon chalk rule art trace drawing
8. [ verb ] select or take in from a given group or region

"The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"

Related terms: choose
9. [ verb ] give a description of
Synonyms: describe depict

"He drew an elaborate plan of attack"

Related terms: set_forth represent sketch represent delineate word_picture
10. [ verb ] take liquid out of a container or well
Synonyms: take_out

"She drew water from the barrel"

Related terms: remove milk suck deglycerolize pump tap sluice siphon rack educe withdraw drawing
11. [ verb ] suck in or take, as of air
Synonyms: drag puff

"draw a deep breath" draw on a cigarette"

Related terms: inhale smoke
12. [ verb ] elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.

"The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans" "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"

Related terms: arouse reap
13. [ noun ] (geography) a gully that is shallower than a ravine
Related terms: gully
14. [ verb ] move or go steadily or gradually

"The ship drew near the shore"

Related terms: travel
15. [ verb ] remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
Synonyms: take_out draw_off withdraw

"She drew $2,000 from the account" "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"

Related terms: deposit remove tap divest hive_off overdraw cheque withdrawal withdrawer
16. [ verb ] (games) choose at random
Synonyms: cast

"draw a card" "cast lots"

Related terms: move cast lottery
17. [ verb ] bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition

"She was drawn to despair" "The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum" "The session was drawn to a close"

Related terms: change
18. [ verb ] (baseball) in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
Synonyms: get

"He drew a base on balls"

Related terms: effect
19. [ verb ] (writing) write a legal document or paper

"The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"

Related terms: write frame
20. [ verb ] cause to flow

"The nurse drew blood"

Related terms: remove
21. [ verb ] move or pull so as to cover or uncover something

"draw the shades" "draw the curtains"

Related terms: close
22. [ verb ] engage in drawing

"He spent the day drawing in the garden"

Related terms: create trace draftsman
23. [ noun ] an entertainer who attracts large audiences
Synonyms: attraction attracter attractor drawing_card

"he was the biggest drawing card they had"

Related terms: entertainer attract
24. [ noun ] the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
Synonyms: tie standoff

"the game ended in a draw" "their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie"

Related terms: stopping_point equilibrium finish stalemate dead_heat tie
25. [ noun ] (sport,golf) a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
Synonyms: hooking hook

"he took lessons to cure his hooking"

Related terms: golf_stroke hook
26. [ verb ] require a specified depth for floating

"This boat draws 70 inches"

Related terms: necessitate
27. [ verb ] (games) finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
Synonyms: tie

"The teams drew a tie"

Related terms: equal tier play
28. [ verb ] cause to localize at one point

"Draw blood and pus"

Related terms: localize suppurate
29. [ verb ] guide or pass over something;
Synonyms: pass run guide

"He ran his eyes over her body" "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine" "He drew her hair through his fingers"

Related terms: rub thread thread wipe circulate go_around string run
30. [ verb ] flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching

"draw steel"

Related terms: shape
31. [ noun ] (cards) a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack

"he got a pair of kings in the draw"

Related terms: playing_card
32. [ noun ] (cards,games) poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer
Synonyms: draw_poker

"he played only draw and stud"

Related terms: poker
33. [ verb ] pull back the sling of (a bow)
Synonyms: pull_back

"The archers were drawing their bows"

Related terms: stretch pull_back
34. [ verb ] to gather something into small wrinkles or folds
Synonyms: pucker crumple cockle knit rumple

"She puckered her lips"

Related terms: wrinkle
35. [ verb ] remove the entrails of
Synonyms: eviscerate disembowel

"draw a chicken"

Related terms: remove disembowelment
36. [ verb ] take in, also metaphorically
Synonyms: absorb suck_up imbibe take_up sop_up soak_up take_in suck

"The sponge absorbs water well" "She drew strength from the minister's words"

Related terms: wipe_up blot sponge_up attract attract distract aspirate suck_in aspirate suck_in chump absorption sucking absorber
37. [ verb ] steep; pass through a strainer

"draw pulp from the fruit"

Related terms: infuse steep
38. [ noun ] anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random
Synonyms: lot

"the luck of the draw" "they drew lots for it"

Related terms: object
39. [ verb ] contract

"The material drew after it was washed in hot water"

Related terms: change_shape pucker
40. [ verb ] reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die

"draw wire"

Related terms: thin
41. [ verb ] allow a draft

"This chimney draws very well"

Related terms: be
42. [ verb ] pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
Synonyms: quarter draw_and_quarter

"in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes"

Related terms: kill one-fourth
43. [ noun ] (American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage
Synonyms: draw_play
Related terms: run American_football
44. [ verb ] thread on or as if on a string
Synonyms: string thread

"string pearls on a string" "the child drew glass beads on a string" "thread dried cranberries"

Related terms: arrange bead wire guide string chain string
45. [ noun ] the act of drawing or hauling something
Synonyms: haul haulage

"the haul up the hill went very slowly"

Related terms: pull tow pull haul
Similar spelling:   drawee