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English verb: draw out

1. draw out (communication) cause to speak,


SamplesCan you draw her out--she is always so quiet.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)reach out

2. draw out (change) lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer


SamplesWe prolonged our stay.
She extended her visit by another day.
The meeting was drawn out until midnight.


Synonymsextend, prolong, protract


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lengthen


Narrower (hyponym)extend, spin, spin out, temporise, temporize


Verb groupcarry, extend

3. draw out (emotion) make more sociable


SamplesThe therapist drew out the shy girl.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)encourage

4. draw out (creation) deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)


SamplesWe drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant.


Synonymseduce, elicit, evoke, extract


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)construe, interpret, see

5. draw out (contact) remove as if by suction


SamplesAspirate the wound.


Synonymsaspirate, suck out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Verb groupdraw in, suck in

6. draw out (contact) remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense


SamplesPull weeds.
Extract a bad tooth.
Take out a splinter.
Extract information from the telegram.


Synonymsextract, pull, pull out, pull up, take out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Narrower (hyponym)demodulate, squeeze out, thread, wring out


Verb groupdraw, get out, pull, pull out, take out









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