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    Definition
    (noun) a gully that is shallower than a ravine Definition
    (noun) an entertainer who attracts large audiences
    Example Sentence
    • he was the biggest drawing card they had
    Definition
    (noun) the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
    Synonyms : standoff , tie
    Example Sentence
    • the game ended in a draw
    • their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie
    Definition
    (noun) anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random
    Synonyms : lot
    Example Sentence
    • the luck of the draw
    • they drew lots for it
    Definition
    (noun) a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack
    Example Sentence
    • he got a pair of kings in the draw
    Definition
    (noun) a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
    Synonyms : hook , hooking
    Example Sentence
    • he took lessons to cure his hooking
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (noun) poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer
    Synonyms : draw poker
    Example Sentence
    • he played only draw and stud
    Definition
    (noun) the act of drawing or hauling something
    Synonyms : haul , haulage
    Example Sentence
    • the haul up the hill went very slowly
    Definition
    (verb) cause to move by pulling
    Synonyms : force , pull
    Example Sentence
    • draw a wagon
    • pull a sled
    Definition
    (verb) get or derive
    Synonyms : reap
    Example Sentence
    • He drew great benefits from his membership in the association
    Definition
    (verb) make a mark or lines on a surface
    Synonyms : delineate , describe , line , trace
    Example Sentence
    • draw a line
    • trace the outline of a figure in the sand
    Definition
    (verb) make, formulate, or derive in the mind
    Synonyms : make
    Example Sentence
    • I draw a line here
    • draw a conclusion
    • draw parallels
    • make an estimate
    • What do you make of his remarks?
    Definition
    (verb) bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
    Synonyms : get out , pull , pull out , take out
    Example Sentence
    • draw a weapon
    • pull out a gun
    • The mugger pulled a knife on his victim
    Definition
    (verb) represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
    Example Sentence
    • She drew an elephant
    • Draw me a horse
    Definition
    (verb) take liquid out of a container or well
    Synonyms : take out
    Example Sentence
    • She drew water from the barrel
    Definition
    (verb) give a description of
    Synonyms : depict , describe
    Example Sentence
    • He drew an elaborate plan of attack
    Definition
    (verb) select or take in from a given group or region
    Example Sentence
    • The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population
    Definition
    (verb) elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.
    Example Sentence
    • The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans
    • The comedian drew a lot of laughter
    Definition
    (verb) suck in or take (air)
    Synonyms : drag , puff
    Example Sentence
    • draw a deep breath
    • draw on a cigarette
    Definition
    (verb) move or go steadily or gradually
    Example Sentence
    • The ship drew near the shore
    Definition
    (verb) remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
    Synonyms : draw off , take out , withdraw
    Example Sentence
    • She drew $2,000 from the account
    • The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank
    Definition
    (verb) choose at random
    Synonyms : cast
    Example Sentence
    • draw a card
    • cast lots
    Definition
    (verb) earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
    Synonyms : get
    Example Sentence
    • He drew a base on balls
    Definition
    (verb) bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition
    Example Sentence
    • She was drawn to despair
    • The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum
    • The session was drawn to a close
    Definition
    (verb) cause to flow
    Example Sentence
    • The nurse drew blood
    Definition
    (verb) write a legal document or paper
    Example Sentence
    • The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office
    Definition
    (verb) engage in drawing
    Example Sentence
    • He spent the day drawing in the garden
    Definition
    (verb) move or pull so as to cover or uncover something
    Example Sentence
    • draw the shades
    • draw the curtains
    Definition
    (verb) allow a draft
    Example Sentence
    • This chimney draws very well
    Definition
    (verb) require a specified depth for floating
    Example Sentence
    • This boat draws 70 inches
    Definition
    (verb) pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
    Synonyms : draw and quarter , quarter
    Example Sentence
    • in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes
    Definition
    (verb) cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
    Synonyms : pull
    Example Sentence
    • A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter
    Definition
    (verb) take in, also metaphorically
    Synonyms : absorb , imbibe , soak up , sop up , suck , suck up , take in , take up
    Example Sentence
    • The sponge absorbs water well
    • She drew strength from the minister's words
    Definition
    (verb) direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    Synonyms : attract , draw in , pull , pull in
    Example Sentence
    • Her good looks attract the stares of many men
    • The ad pulled in many potential customers
    • This pianist pulls huge crowds
    • The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers
    Definition
    (verb) thread on or as if on a string
    Synonyms : string , thread
    Example Sentence
    • string pearls on a string
    • the child drew glass beads on a string
    • thread dried cranberries
    Definition
    (verb) stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)
    Synonyms : pull back
    Example Sentence
    • The archers were drawing their bows
    Definition
    (verb) pass over, across, or through
    Synonyms : guide , pass , run
    Example Sentence
    • He ran his eyes over her body
    • She ran her fingers along the carved figurine
    • He drew her hair through his fingers
    Definition
    (verb) finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
    Synonyms : tie
    Example Sentence
    • The teams drew a tie
    Definition
    (verb) contract
    Example Sentence
    • The material drew after it was washed in hot water
    Definition
    (verb) reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die
    Example Sentence
    • draw wire
    Definition
    (verb) steep; pass through a strainer
    Example Sentence
    • draw pulp from the fruit
    Definition
    (verb) remove the entrails of
    Synonyms : disembowel , eviscerate
    Example Sentence
    • draw a chicken
    Definition
    (verb) flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching
    Example Sentence
    • draw steel
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    (verb) cause to localize at one point
    Example Sentence
    • Draw blood and pus
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