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Definition 1: remove by drawing or pulling - [verb of contact]

Samples where draw off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She placed the tray down and drew off the cloth
  • draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese

Synonyms for draw off in the sense of this definition

(draw off is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(draw off has a similar meaning as ...) pull or pull out sharply

"pluck the flowers off the bush"

Definition 2: remove (a commodity) from (a supply source) - [verb of possession]

Samples where draw off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for draw off in the sense of this definition

(draw off is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(... is a kind of draw off ) withdraw money by writing a check

(... is a kind of draw off ) take a small amount from

"I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present"

(... is a kind of draw off ) withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions

(... is a kind of draw off ) draw more money from than is available

"She overdrew her account"

(... is a kind of draw off ) draw from or dip into to get something

"tap one's memory" "tap a source of money"

(... is a kind of draw off ) reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment)

"The company decided to divest" "the board of trustees divested $20 million in real estate property" "There was pressure on the university to disinvest in South Africa"

(draw off has a similar meaning as ...) take liquid out of a container or well

"She drew water from the barrel"

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