Associations to the word «Draw»


DRAW, verb. (heading) To move or develop something.
DRAW, verb. To sketch; depict with lines; to produce a picture with pencil, crayon, chalk, etc. on paper, cardboard, etc.
DRAW, verb. To deduce or infer.
DRAW, verb. (intransitive) (of drinks, especially tea) To leave temporarily so as to allow the flavour to increase.
DRAW, verb. (transitive) To take or procure from a place of deposit; to call for and receive from a fund, etc.
DRAW, verb. To take into the lungs; to inhale.
DRAW, verb. (used with prepositions and adverbs) To move; to come or go.
DRAW, verb. (transitive) To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive.
DRAW, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To withdraw.
DRAW, verb. (archaic) To draw up (a document).
DRAW, verb. (heading) To exert or experience force.
DRAW, verb. (transitive) To drag, pull.
DRAW, verb. (intransitive) To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have force to move anything by pulling.
DRAW, verb. To pull out (as a gun from a holster, or a tooth).
DRAW, verb. To undergo the action of pulling or dragging.
DRAW, verb. (archery) To pull back the bowstring and its arrow in preparation for shooting.
DRAW, verb. (of curtains, etc.) To close.
DRAW, verb. (cards) To take the top card of a deck into hand.
DRAW, verb. (heading) (fluidic) To remove or separate or displace.
DRAW, verb. To extract a liquid, or cause a liquid to come out, primarily water or blood.
DRAW, verb. To drain by emptying; to suck dry.
DRAW, verb. (figurative) To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.
DRAW, verb. To sink in water; to require a depth for floating.
DRAW, verb. (intransitive) (medicine) (dated) To work as an epispastic; said of a blister, poultice, etc.
DRAW, verb. (intransitive) (dated) To have a draught; to transmit smoke, gases, etc.
DRAW, verb. (analogous) To consume, for example, power.
DRAW, verb. (heading) To change in size or shape.
DRAW, verb. To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch.
DRAW, verb. (intransitive) To become contracted; to shrink.
DRAW, verb. (heading) To attract or be attracted.
DRAW, verb. To attract.
DRAW, verb. (hunting) To search for game.
DRAW, verb. To cause.
DRAW, verb. (intransitive) To exert an attractive force; to act as an inducement or enticement.
DRAW, verb. (Usually as draw on or draw upon): to rely on; utilize as a source.
DRAW, verb. To disembowel.
DRAW, verb. (transitive or intransitive) To end a game in a draw (with neither side winning).
DRAW, verb. A random selection process.
DRAW, verb. To select by the drawing of lots.
DRAW, verb. (transitive) To win in a lottery or similar game of chance.
DRAW, verb. (poker) To trade in cards for replacements in draw poker games; to attempt to improve one's hand with future cards. See also draw out.
DRAW, verb. (curling) To make a shot that lands in the house without hitting another stone.
DRAW, verb. (cricket) To play (a short-length ball directed at the leg stump) with an inclined bat so as to deflect the ball between the legs and the wicket.
DRAW, verb. (golf) To hit (the ball) with the toe of the club so that it is deflected toward the left.
DRAW, verb. (billiards) To strike (the cue ball) below the center so as to give it a backward rotation which causes it to take a backward direction on striking another ball.
DRAW, noun. The result of a contest in which neither side has won; a tie.
DRAW, noun. The procedure by which the result of a lottery is determined.
DRAW, noun. Something that attracts e.g. a crowd.
DRAW, noun. (cricket) The result of a two-innings match in which at least one side did not complete all their innings before time ran out. Different from a tie.
DRAW, noun. (golf) A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves intentionally to the left. See hook, slice, fade
DRAW, noun. (curling) A shot that lands in the house without hitting another stone.
DRAW, noun. (geography) A dry stream bed that drains surface water only during periods of heavy rain or flooding.
DRAW, noun. (colloquial) Cannabis.
DRAW, noun. In a commission-based job, an advance on future (potential) commissions given to an employee by the employer.
DRAW, noun. (poker) A situation in which one or more players has four cards of the same suit or four out of five necessary cards for a straight and requires a further card to make their flush or straight.
DRAW, noun. The schedule of games in a sports league - [1]
DRAW, noun. (archery) The act of pulling back the strings in preparation of firing.
DRAW, noun. (sports) The spin or twist imparted to a ball etc. by a drawing stroke.
DRAW A BATH, verb. To fill a bathtub with water in preparation for taking a bath.
DRAW A BEAD ON, verb. (transitive) To aim a gun at something
DRAW A BLANK, verb. (idiomatic) To be unable to produce a required piece of information.
DRAW A BLANK, verb. To fail; to produce no successful response.
DRAW A LINE, verb. (idiomatic) To delimit a boundary or border.
DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND, verb. (intransitive) To lay down a challenge; to provide a test of commitment (often one which carries a high risk) to a cause.
DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND, verb. (idiomatic) To create a real or artificial boundary or distinction between (two places, people or things).
DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND, verb. (idiomatic) To indicate the threshold or level above which something will become unacceptable or will provoke a response; to create a boundary and imply or declare that its crossing will provoke a (negative) response.
DRAW A LONG BOW, verb. (colloquial) To lie; to exaggerate.
DRAW A STRAIGHT FURROW, verb. To live correctly, without deviating from the right line of duty.
DRAW AND QUARTER, verb. To execute a person by tying each limb to an animal and driving them in different directions.
DRAW AND QUARTER, verb. To severely punish or criticize someone.
DRAW ATTENTION, verb. (intransitive) To rouse someone to notice something, to cause someone to focus on something.
DRAW AWAY, verb. (idiomatic) To move away.
DRAW BACK, verb. To retreat from a position
DRAW BACK, verb. To move backwards
DRAW BACK, verb. To withdraw from an undertaking
DRAW BACK, verb. To pull something back or apart
DRAW BLANK, verb. (transitive) (now rare) To search (something) without finding what one was looking for.
DRAW BRIDGE, noun. (rare) Alternative spelling of drawbridge
DRAW DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To lower (curtains, a portcullis, etc.).
DRAW DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To acquire or pull in, as funding.
DRAW EVEN, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) (often followed by with) To attain the same level as a competitor.
DRAW IN, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To attract (groups of people).
DRAW IN, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To get someone involved.
DRAW IN, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) (of night/darkness) To approach.
DRAW IN ONE'S HORNS, verb. Alternative form of pull in one's horns
DRAW IRON, verb. (basketball) (slang) To hit the rim.
DRAW LEFT, verb. A verbal command given usually to the bowman of a canoe or raft. It means to place the paddle in the water on the left side parallel to the boat and pull it towards the boat. This is a maneuver to move the front of the boat to the left side.
DRAW LEVEL, verb. (intransitive) to equalize
DRAW LEVEL, verb. (transitive) to cause something to equalize
DRAW NEAR, verb. (transitive) To approach, move toward.
DRAW OFF, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To remove by using a siphon.
DRAW ON, verb. (literally) To sketch or mark with pencil, crayon, etc., on a given surface.
DRAW ON, verb. (also draw upon) To appeal to, make a demand of, rely on; to utilize or make use of, as a source.
DRAW ON, verb. To advance, continue; to move or pass slowly or continuously, as under a pulling force.
DRAW ON, verb. To approach, come nearer, as evening.
DRAW ON, verb. (transitive) To put on (a garment)
DRAW ONE'S HORNS IN, verb. Alternative form of pull in one's horns
DRAW ONE'S LAST BREATH, verb. (idiomatic) To die.
DRAW OUT, verb. To make something last for more time than is necessary; prolong; extend.
DRAW OUT, verb. To physically extract, as blood from a vein.
DRAW OUT, verb. To extract, bring out, as concealed information; elicit; educe.
DRAW OUT, verb. To use means to entice or force (an animal) from it's hole or similar hiding place; or, by extension, cause (a shy person) to be more open or talkative.
DRAW OUT, verb. (poker) To improve a losing hand to a winning hand by receiving additional cards.
DRAW POKER, noun. (poker) A form of poker where players can trade in cards for new ones and their cards are not shown until the showdown. (In contrast to stud poker.)
DRAW RAISE, noun. (curling) A shot in which the played stone pushes a stone straight forward into the house
DRAW RAISES, noun. Plural of draw raise
DRAW RIGHT, verb. A verbal command given usually to the bowman of a canoe or raft. It means to place the paddle in the water on the right side parallel to the boat and pull it towards the boat. This is a maneuver to move the front of the boat to the right side.
DRAW SHEET, noun. (nursing) A sheet positioned under a bed-ridden patient to facilitate moving the patient on the bed.
DRAW SHEETS, noun. Plural of draw sheet
DRAW STRAWS, verb. To decide at random; especially by drawing (selecting randomly between) straws, sticks etc. Typically, whoever draws the short straw from among a selection of longer straws must complete some undesirable task
DRAW STUMPS, verb. (cricket) (of the umpires) To declare an end to the days play, and remove the bails and sometimes the stumps.
DRAW STUMPS, verb. (idiomatic) To cease doing something, at least for the day.
DRAW THE CLOTH, verb. (archaic) To clear the table after a meal.
DRAW THE CURTAINS, verb. To close the curtains by pulling them together.
DRAW THE CURTAINS, verb. To open the curtains by pulling them apart.
DRAW THE LINE, verb. (idiomatic) To set a boundary, rule, or limit, especially on what one will tolerate.
DRAW THE LONGBOW, verb. To tell tall tales.
DRAW THE SHORT STRAW, verb. To select the shortest straw or other object while drawing straws.
DRAW THE SHORT STRAW, verb. (idiomatic) To be selected to do an undesirable task (by drawing the shortest straw or otherwise).
DRAW UP, verb. (transitive) To compose a document, especially one having a standard form.
DRAW UP, verb. (transitive) To arrange in order or formation.
DRAW UP, verb. (transitive) Cause to come to a halt.
DRAW UP, verb. (intransitive) Come to a halt.
DRAW UP, verb. To withdraw upwards.
DRAW UPON, verb. To appeal to, make a demand of, rely on; to utilize or make use of, as a source.
DRAW WEIGHT, noun. (curling) The force (weight) of delivering a stone required for it to come to rest in the house (to draw).

Dictionary definition

DRAW, noun. A gully that is shallower than a ravine.
DRAW, noun. An entertainer who attracts large audiences; "he was the biggest drawing card they had".
DRAW, noun. The finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided; "the game ended in a draw"; "their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie".
DRAW, noun. Anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it".
DRAW, noun. A playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; "he got a pair of kings in the draw".
DRAW, noun. A golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his hooking".
DRAW, 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.
DRAW, noun. Poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer; "he played only draw and stud".
DRAW, noun. The act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly".
DRAW, verb. Cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled".
DRAW, verb. Get or derive; "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association".
DRAW, verb. Make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand".
DRAW, verb. Make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate"; "What do you make of his remarks?".
DRAW, verb. Bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover; "draw a weapon"; "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim".
DRAW, verb. Represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse".
DRAW, verb. Take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel".
DRAW, verb. Give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack".
DRAW, verb. Select or take in from a given group or region; "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population".
DRAW, 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".
DRAW, verb. Suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette".
DRAW, verb. Move or go steadily or gradually; "The ship drew near the shore".
DRAW, verb. Remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank".
DRAW, verb. Choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots".
DRAW, verb. Earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He drew a base on balls".
DRAW, 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".
DRAW, verb. Cause to flow; "The nurse drew blood".
DRAW, verb. Write a legal document or paper; "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office".
DRAW, verb. Engage in drawing; "He spent the day drawing in the garden".
DRAW, verb. Move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; "draw the shades"; "draw the curtains".
DRAW, verb. Allow a draft; "This chimney draws very well".
DRAW, verb. Require a specified depth for floating; "This boat draws 70 inches".
DRAW, verb. Pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him; "in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes".
DRAW, verb. Cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense; "A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter".
DRAW, verb. Take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words".
DRAW, verb. Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; "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".
DRAW, verb. Thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries".
DRAW, verb. Stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow); "The archers were drawing their bows".
DRAW, verb. Pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers".
DRAW, verb. Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie".
DRAW, verb. Contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot water".
DRAW, verb. Reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; "draw wire".
DRAW, verb. Steep; pass through a strainer; "draw pulp from the fruit".
DRAW, verb. Remove the entrails of; "draw a chicken".
DRAW, verb. Flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching; "draw steel".
DRAW, verb. Cause to localize at one point; "Draw blood and pus".

Wise words

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
Robert Burton