|1.||[ verb ] cause to speak, "Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet."|
|2.||[ verb ] lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer|
|Synonyms:||prolong extend protract|
: "We prolonged our stay" "She extended her visit by another day" "The meeting was drawn out until midnight"
|Related terms:||lengthen spin temporize extend carry prolongation lengthiness extension|
|3.||[ verb ] cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion "drive in screws or bolts"|
|Related terms:||revolve screw|
|4.||[ verb ] deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)|
|Synonyms:||elicit extract evoke educe|
"We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
|5.||[ verb ] make more sociable|
"The therapist drew out the shy girl"
|6.||[ verb ] draw or pull out, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense|
|Synonyms:||extract pull_out pull pull_up take_out|
"pull weeds" "extract a bad tooth" "take out a splinter" "extract information from the telegram"
|Related terms:||remove wring_out demodulate thread draw extraction|