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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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