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Synonyms of sketch in English:


  • 1 a quick sketch of the proposed design
    drawing, preliminary drawing, outline;
    diagram, representation, delineation, design, plan, artist's impression;
    informal rough
  • 2 she slipped next door and gave May a rough sketch of what had happened
    outline, brief idea, rundown, run-through, main points, thumbnail sketch, bones, bare bones, skeleton;
    French tour d'horizon;
    North American  wrap-up
    informal recap
  • 3 a biographical sketch
    description, portrait, vignette, cameo, profile, portrayal, depiction;
    potted biography
  • 4 a hilarious sketch from their latest BBC series
    skit, scene, piece, performance, act, item, turn, routine, number;
  • verb

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  • 1 as they talked, he began to sketch the garden
    draw, make a drawing of, draw a picture of, depict, portray, represent, delineate, pencil;
    rough out, outline
  • 2 the company sketched out its plans for tackling the problem
    describe, outline, give a brief idea of, give a rundown of, give a thumbnail sketch of, rough out, block out, trace out, chalk out, map out, delineate, indicate;
    summarize, give a summary of, give an abstract/precis/résumé of, precis, recapitulate
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