1. [ verb ] cause to speak, "Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet."
Related terms: reach_out
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"
Synonyms: drive_in screw
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"

Related terms: interpret
5. [ verb ] make more sociable

"The therapist drew out the shy girl"

Related terms: encourage
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
Similar spelling:   dry_out