Gently or subtly persuade someone to talk or become more expansive: she drew me out and flattered me
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- Delia's final summary: ‘The sessions have been very motivating and positive and Susan and I were on the same wavelength; she made me relaxed and drew me out well.’
- But Hill drew him out, helped him clarify his clichés and energise his anecdotes.
- Millar draws him out on the concept of reconciliation.
get/persuade/encourage someone to talk, put someone at their ease
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