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Definition 1: the act of drawing or hauling something - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the haul up the hill went very slowly

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you

"the pull up the hill had him breathing harder" "his strenuous pulling strained his back"

(... is a kind of draw ) the act of hauling something (as a vehicle) by means of a hitch or rope

"the truck gave him a tow to the garage"

Definition 2: poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer - [noun denoting act]

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

  • he played only draw and stud

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand

Definition 3: (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 - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team

"the defensive line braced to stop the run" "the coach put great emphasis on running"

(draw belongs to category ...) a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays

Definition 4: a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer - [noun denoting act]

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

  • he took lessons to cure his hooking

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it

Definition 5: a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • he got a pair of kings in the draw

(draw is a kind of ...) one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games

Definition 6: anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random - [noun denoting artifact]

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

  • the luck of the draw
  • they drew lots for it

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

Definition 7: the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided - [noun denoting event]

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

  • the game ended in a draw
  • their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)

"excitement grew as the finish neared" "my horse was several lengths behind at the finish" "the winner is the team with the most points at the finish"

(... is a kind of draw ) a tie in a race

(... is a kind of draw ) drawing position in chess: any of a player's possible moves would place his king in check

Definition 8: a gully that is shallower than a ravine - [noun denoting object]

(draw is a kind of ...) deep ditch cut by running water (especially after a prolonged downpour)

Definition 9: an entertainer who attracts large audiences - [noun denoting person]

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

  • he was the biggest drawing card they had

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) a person who tries to please or amuse

Definition 10: cause to localize at one point - [verb of body]

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

  • Draw blood and pus

(draw is a kind of ...) restrict something to a particular area

(... is a kind of draw ) cause to ripen and discharge pus

"The oil suppurates the pustules"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) cause to flow

"The nurse drew blood"

Definition 11: contract - [verb of change]

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

  • The material drew after it was washed in hot water

(draw is a kind of ...) assume a different shape or form

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) to gather something into small wrinkles or folds

"She puckered her lips"

Definition 12: flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching - [verb of change]

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

  • draw steel

(draw is a kind of ...) give shape or form to

"shape the dough" "form the young child's character"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die

"draw wire"

Definition 13: remove the entrails of - [verb of change]

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

  • draw a chicken

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw 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"

Definition 14: reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die - [verb of change]

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

  • draw wire

(draw is a kind of ...) make thin or thinner

"Thin the solution"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching

"draw steel"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) steep; pass through a strainer

"draw pulp from the fruit"

Definition 15: bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition - [verb of change]

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

  • She was drawn to despair
  • The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum
  • The session was drawn to a close

(draw is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 16: steep; pass through a strainer - [verb of change]

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

  • draw pulp from the fruit

(draw is a kind of ...) let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse

"steep the blossoms in oil" "steep the fruit in alcohol"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die

"draw wire"

Definition 17: make, formulate, or derive in the mind - [verb of cognition]

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

  • I draw a line here
  • draw a conclusion
  • draw parallels
  • make an estimate
  • What do you make of his remarks?

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) calculate as being

"I make the height about 100 feet"

Definition 18: select or take in from a given group or region - [verb of cognition]

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

  • The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population

(draw is a kind of ...) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

Definition 19: give a description of - [verb of communication]

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

  • He drew an elaborate plan of attack

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) state

"set forth one's reasons"

(... is a kind of draw ) describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality

"He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel"

(... is a kind of draw ) describe in vivid detail

(... is a kind of draw ) describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of

"sketch the outline of the book" "outline his ideas"

Definition 20: finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc. - [verb of competition]

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

  • The teams drew a tie

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

"let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office" "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"

(draw implies ...) participate in games or sport

"We played hockey all afternoon" "play cards" "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

Definition 21: choose at random - [verb of competition]

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

  • draw a card
  • cast lots

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) have a turn; make one's move in a game

"Can I go now?"

Definition 22: suck in or take (air) - [verb of consumption]

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

  • draw a deep breath
  • draw on a cigarette

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) draw in (air)

"Inhale deeply" "inhale the fresh mountain air" "The patient has trouble inspiring" "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"

(draw implies ...) inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes

"We never smoked marijuana" "Do you smoke?"

Definition 23: make a mark or lines on a surface - [verb of contact]

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

  • draw a line
  • trace the outline of a figure in the sand

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) make or leave a mark on

"the scouts marked the trail" "ash marked the believers' foreheads"

(... is a kind of draw ) draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions

"construct an equilateral triangle"

(... is a kind of draw ) draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible

(... is a kind of draw ) draw a line around

"He drew a circle around the points"

(... is a kind of draw ) to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect

(... is a kind of draw ) mark or trace on a surface

"The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper" "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) engage in drawing

"He spent the day drawing in the garden"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface

"She drew an elephant" "Draw me a horse"

Definition 24: move or pull so as to cover or uncover something - [verb of contact]

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

  • draw the shades
  • draw the curtains

(draw is a kind of ...) move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut

"Close the door" "shut the window"

Definition 25: cause to move by pulling - [verb of contact]

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

  • draw a wagon
  • pull a sled

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of draw ) move or pull with a sudden motion

(... is a kind of draw ) pull or pull out sharply

"pluck the flowers off the bush"

(... is a kind of draw ) pull or lift up with or as if with a winch

"winch up the slack line"

(... is a kind of draw ) pull, or move with a sudden movement

"He turned the handle and jerked the door open"

(... is a kind of draw ) 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"

(... is a kind of draw ) draw slowly or heavily

"haul stones" "haul nets"

(... is a kind of draw ) pull, as against a resistance

"He dragged the big suitcase behind him" "These worries were dragging at him"

(... is a kind of draw ) pull or strain hard at

"Each oar was tugged by several men"

(... is a kind of draw ) pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion

"he plucked the strings of his mandolin"

(... is a kind of draw ) pull in opposite directions

"During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"

(... is a kind of draw ) pull away from the body

"this muscle abducts"

(... is a kind of draw ) draw a limb towards the body

"adduct the thigh muscle"

(... is a kind of draw ) move to a rearward position; pull towards the back

"Pull back your arms!"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion

"Pull the rope" "Pull the handle towards you" "pull the string gently" "pull the trigger of the gun" "pull your knees towards your chin"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 26: take in, also metaphorically - [verb of contact]

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

  • The sponge absorbs water well
  • She drew strength from the minister's words

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of draw ) to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop

"Mop the hallway now" "He mopped her forehead with a towel"

(... is a kind of draw ) dry (ink) with blotting paper

(... is a kind of draw ) absorb as if with a sponge

"sponge up the spilled milk on the counter"

Definition 27: direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes - [verb of contact]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) cause to move by pulling

"draw a wagon" "pull a sled"

(... is a kind of draw ) pull hard

"The prisoner tugged at the chains" "This movie tugs at the heart strings"

(... is a kind of draw ) attract and fix

"His look caught her" "She caught his eye" "Catch the attention of the waiter"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) pull inward or towards a center

"The pilot drew in the landing gear" "The cat retracted his claws"

(... is a kind of draw ) attract the attention of

"The noise and the screaming brought the curious"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) shape one's body into a curl

"She curled farther down under the covers" "She fell and drew in"

Definition 28: stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow) - [verb of contact]

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

  • The archers were drawing their bows

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) pull in opposite directions

"During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) move to a rearward position; pull towards the back

"Pull back your arms!"

Definition 29: pass over, across, or through - [verb of contact]

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

  • He ran his eyes over her body
  • She ran her fingers along the carved figurine
  • He drew her hair through his fingers

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of draw ) move over something with pressure

"rub my hands" "rub oil into her skin"

(... is a kind of draw ) pass through or into

"thread tape" "thread film"

(... is a kind of draw ) pass a thread through

"thread a needle"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) 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 has a similar meaning as ...) cause something to pass or lead somewhere

"Run the wire behind the cabinet"

Definition 30: thread on or as if on a string - [verb of contact]

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

  • string pearls on a string
  • the child drew glass beads on a string
  • thread dried cranberries

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

(... is a kind of draw ) string together like beads

(... is a kind of draw ) string on a wire

"wire beads"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 31: represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface - [verb of creation]

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

  • She drew an elephant
  • Draw me a horse

(draw is a kind of ...) create an image or likeness of

"The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

(... is a kind of draw ) make a sketch of

"sketch the building"

(... is a kind of draw ) represent the effect of shade or shadow on

(... is a kind of draw ) draw cartoons of

(... is a kind of draw ) make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows interactions among variables or how something is constructed

(... is a kind of draw ) make a doodle; draw aimlessly

(... is a kind of draw ) draw, trace, or represent with charcoal

(... is a kind of draw ) mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on

(... is a kind of draw ) write, draw, or trace with a crayon

(... is a kind of draw ) draw a projection of

(... is a kind of draw ) write, draw, or trace with chalk

(... is a kind of draw ) mark or draw with a ruler

"rule the margins"

(... is a kind of draw ) trace the shape of

(... is a kind of draw ) write, draw, or trace with a pencil

"he penciled a figure"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) make a mark or lines on a surface

"draw a line" "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"

(draw belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

Definition 32: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher - [verb of creation]

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

  • He drew a base on balls

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) produce

"The scientists set up a shock wave"

(draw belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 33: engage in drawing - [verb of creation]

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

  • He spent the day drawing in the garden

(draw is a kind of ...) pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity

"Don't disturb him--he is creating"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) make a mark or lines on a surface

"draw a line" "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"

Definition 34: write a legal document or paper - [verb of creation]

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

  • The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office

(draw is a kind of ...) produce a literary work

"She composed a poem" "He wrote four novels"

Definition 35: elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc. - [verb of emotion]

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

  • The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans
  • The comedian drew a lot of laughter

(draw is a kind of ...) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) get or derive

"He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"

Definition 36: take liquid out of a container or well - [verb of motion]

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

  • She drew water from the barrel

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw 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 ) remove from glycerol

(... is a kind of draw ) draw off from the lees

"rack wine"

(... is a kind of draw ) draw something in by or as if by a vacuum

"Mud was sucking at her feet"

(... is a kind of draw ) draw (liquor) from a tap

"tap beer in a bar"

(... is a kind of draw ) draw through a sluice

"sluice water"

(... is a kind of draw ) convey, draw off, or empty by or as if by a siphon

(... is a kind of draw ) draw or pour with a pump

(... is a kind of draw ) take milk from female mammals

"Cows need to be milked every morning"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) 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 has a similar meaning as ...) 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 has a similar meaning as ...) allow a draft

"This chimney draws very well"

Definition 37: bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover - [verb of motion]

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

  • draw a weapon
  • pull out a gun
  • The mugger pulled a knife on his victim

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw 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 ) draw from a sheath or scabbard

"the knight unsheathed his sword"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) take away

"pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense

"pull weeds" "extract a bad tooth" "take out a splinter" "extract information from the telegram"

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

"She drew water from the barrel"

Definition 38: move or go steadily or gradually - [verb of motion]

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

  • The ship drew near the shore

(draw is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 39: cause to flow - [verb of motion]

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

  • The nurse drew blood

(draw 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 has a similar meaning as ...) cause to localize at one point

"Draw blood and pus"

Definition 40: cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense - [verb of motion]

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

  • A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) cause to move by pulling

"draw a wagon" "pull a sled"

Definition 41: get or derive - [verb of possession]

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

  • He drew great benefits from his membership in the association

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) obtain

"derive pleasure from one's garden"

(draw has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 42: remove (a commodity) from (a supply source) - [verb of possession]

Samples where draw 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 in the sense of this definition

(draw 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 ) withdraw money by writing a check

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

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

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

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

"She overdrew her account"

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

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

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

"She drew water from the barrel"

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

  • in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes

Synonyms for draw in the sense of this definition

(draw is a kind of ...) cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

"This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank" "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"

Definition 44: allow a draft - [verb of stative]

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

  • This chimney draws very well

(draw is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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

"She drew water from the barrel"

Definition 45: require a specified depth for floating - [verb of stative]

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

  • This boat draws 70 inches

(draw is a kind of ...) require as useful, just, or proper

"It takes nerve to do what she did" "success usually requires hard work" "This job asks a lot of patience and skill" "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice" "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert" "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"

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