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draw British & World English

Produce (a picture or diagram) by making lines and marks on paper with a pencil, pen, etc.

draw English Thesaurus

he drew the house in his notebook

take someone aside British & World English

Move someone away from a group of people in order to talk to them privately

a line in the sand British & World English

(State that one has reached) a point beyond which one will not go

take someone to/on one side British & World English

Speak to someone in private, especially so as to advise or warn them about something

draw in British & World English

(Of successive days) become shorter because of the changing seasons

draw on British & World English

(Of a period of time) pass by and approach its end

draw back British & World English

Choose not to do something that one was expected to do

draw out British & World English

(Of successive days) become longer because of the changing seasons

draw hoe British & World English

A hoe designed to be used with a pulling action

draw-off British & World English

A pipe which takes water from the plumbing system to a tap or other points of use

fine-draw British & World English

Sew together (two pieces of cloth or edges of a tear) so that the join is imperceptible

draw rein British & World English

Stop one’s horse

wire-draw British & World English

Draw out (metal) into wire by passing it through a series of holes of diminishing diameter in a steel plate

draw blood British & World English

Cause someone to bleed, especially in the course of a fight

draw stumps British & World English

Take the stumps out of the ground at close of play

draw poker British & World English

A variety of poker in which each player is dealt five cards and, after the first round of betting, may discard some (usually up to three) of these cards and draw replacements from the dealer

draw reins British & World English

A pair of reins that are attached to a horse’s saddle or girth and pass through the bit rings to the rider’s hands

draw sheet British & World English

A sheet that is placed in such a way that it can be taken from under a patient or invalid without disturbing the bedclothes

score draw British & World English

A draw in soccer in which goals have been scored, especially as distinguished from a no-score draw in football pools

no-score draw British & World English

A goalless draw in soccer, especially as distinguished from a score draw in football pools

draw a blank British & World English

Elicit no successful response; fail

draw the line British & World English

Set a limit on what one is willing to do or accept

draw on in draw British & World English

Use (one’s experience, talents, or skills) as a resource

draw a bead on British & World English

Take aim at with a gun

draw someone's fire British & World English

Attract hostile criticism away from a more important target

draw something on British & World English

Put an item of clothing on

draw someone out British & World English

Gently or subtly persuade someone to talk or become more expansive

draw something out British & World English

Make something last longer

draw something up British & World English

Prepare a plan, agreement, or other document in detail

draw oneself up British & World English

Make oneself stand in a stiffly upright manner

draw a veil over British & World English

Avoid discussing or calling attention to (something embarrassing or unpleasant)

draw down in draw something down British & World English

Withdraw money from a fund or loan facility

draw a line under British & World English

Resolve not to engage in further discussion or consideration of (a difficult or distressing issue or situation)

quick on the draw British & World English

Very fast in taking one’s gun from its holster

draw something down British & World English

Reduce the size of a military force in an area

draw in one's horns British & World English

Become less assertive or ambitious

draw the short straw British & World English

Be the unluckiest of a group of people, especially in being chosen to perform an unpleasant task

the luck of the draw British & World English

The outcome of chance rather than something one can control

draw something from in draw British & World English

Obtain something from (a particular source)

draw in in draw British & World English

(Of successive days) become shorter because of the changing seasons

first blood British & World English

The first point or advantage gained in a contest

hold1 British & World English

(In sport) manage to achieve a draw against (opponents thought likely to win)

draw back in draw British & World English

Choose not to do something that one was expected to do


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