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English noun: draw

1. draw (object) a gully that is shallower than a ravine


Broader (hypernym)gully

2. draw (person) an entertainer who attracts large audiences


SamplesHe was the biggest drawing card they had.


Synonymsattracter, attraction, attractor, drawing card


Broader (hypernym)entertainer

3. draw (event) the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided


SamplesThe game ended in a draw.
Their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie.


Synonymsstandoff, tie


Broader (hypernym)finish


Narrower (hyponym)dead heat, stalemate

4. draw (artifact) anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random


SamplesThe luck of the draw.
They drew lots for it.


Synonymslot


Broader (hypernym)object, physical object

5. draw (artifact) a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack


SamplesHe got a pair of kings in the draw.


Broader (hypernym)playing card

6. draw (act) a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer


SamplesHe took lessons to cure his hooking.


Synonymshook, hooking


Broader (hypernym)golf shot, golf stroke, swing

7. draw (act) (American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage


Synonymsdraw play


Broader (hypernym)run, running, running game, running play


Domain categoryAmerican football, American football game

8. draw (act) poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer


SamplesHe played only draw and stud.


Synonymsdraw poker


Broader (hypernym)poker, poker game

9. draw (act) the act of drawing or hauling something


SamplesThe haul up the hill went very slowly.


Synonymshaul, haulage


Broader (hypernym)pull, pulling


Narrower (hyponym)tow, towage


English verb: draw

1. draw (contact) cause to move by pulling


SamplesDraw a wagon.
Pull a sled.


Synonymsforce, pull


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


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)abduct, adduct, attract, cart, drag, drag, draw, draw in, hale, haul, jerk, pick, pick off, pluck, pluck, plunk, pull, pull back, pull in, pull off, stretch, tug, tweak, twitch, winch, yank


Verb groupdraw, pull, pull


Antonymspush, force

2. draw (possession) get or derive


SamplesHe drew great benefits from his membership in the association.


Synonymsreap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)derive, gain


Verb groupdraw

3. draw (contact) make a mark or lines on a surface


SamplesDraw a line.
Trace the outline of a figure in the sand.


Synonymsdelineate, describe, line, trace


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


Broader (hypernym)mark


Narrower (hyponym)circumscribe, circumscribe, construct, inscribe, write


Verb groupdraw, draw

4. draw (cognition) make, formulate, or derive in the mind


SamplesI draw a line here.
Draw a conclusion.
Draw parallels.
Make an estimate.
What do you make of his remarks?.


Synonymsmake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally


Verb groupmake

5. draw (motion) bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover


SamplesDraw a weapon.
Pull out a gun.
The mugger pulled a knife on his victim.


Synonymsget out, pull, pull out, take out


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


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


Narrower (hyponym)unsheathe


Verb groupdraw, draw out, extract, pull, pull, pull out, pull up, take out, take out

6. draw (creation) represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface


SamplesShe drew an elephant.
Draw me a horse.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)interpret, represent


Narrower (hyponym)cartoon, chalk, chalk out, charcoal, check, checker, chequer, crayon, delineate, diagram, doodle, fill in, limn, outline, pencil, plot, project, rule, shade, sketch


Verb groupdelineate, describe, draw, line, trace


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

7. draw (motion) take liquid out of a container or well


SamplesShe drew water from the barrel.


Synonymstake out


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


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


Narrower (hyponym)deglycerolise, deglycerolize, milk, pump, rack, siphon, siphon off, sluice, suck, syphon, tap


Verb groupdraw, draw, draw, draw off, get out, pull, pull out, take out, take out, withdraw

8. draw (communication) give a description of


SamplesHe drew an elaborate plan of attack.


Synonymsdepict, describe


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


Broader (hypernym)exposit, expound, set forth


Narrower (hyponym)adumbrate, delineate, outline, represent, sketch

9. draw (cognition) select or take in from a given group or region


SamplesThe participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population.


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


Broader (hypernym)choose, pick out, select, take

10. draw (emotion) elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.


SamplesThe President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans.
The comedian drew a lot of laughter.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise


Verb groupdraw, reap

11. draw (consumption) suck in or take (air)


SamplesDraw a deep breath.
Draw on a cigarette.


Synonymsdrag, puff


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


Broader (hypernym)breathe in, inhale, inspire


Entailsmoke

12. draw (motion) move or go steadily or gradually


SamplesThe ship drew near the shore.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

13. draw (possession) remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)


SamplesShe drew $2,000 from the account.
The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank.


Synonymsdraw off, take out, withdraw


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


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


Narrower (hyponym)check out, cheque, dip, disinvest, divert, divest, hive off, overdraw, tap


Verb groupdraw, take out


Antonymsdeposit, bank

14. draw (competition) choose at random


SamplesDraw a card.
Cast lots.


Synonymscast


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, move

15. draw (creation) earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher


SamplesHe drew a base on balls.


Synonymsget


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)effect, effectuate, set up


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

16. draw (change) bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition


SamplesShe was drawn to despair.
The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum.
The session was drawn to a close.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

17. draw (motion) cause to flow


SamplesThe nurse drew blood.


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


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


Verb groupdraw

18. draw (creation) write a legal document or paper


SamplesThe deed was drawn in the lawyer's office.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)compose, indite, pen, write

19. draw (creation) engage in drawing


SamplesHe spent the day drawing in the garden.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)create


Verb groupdelineate, describe, draw, line, trace

20. draw (contact) move or pull so as to cover or uncover something


SamplesDraw the shades.
Draw the curtains.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)close, shut

21. draw (stative) allow a draft


SamplesThis chimney draws very well.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)be


Verb groupdraw, take out

22. draw (stative) require a specified depth for floating


SamplesThis boat draws 70 inches.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ask, call for, demand, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, require, take

23. draw (social) pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him


SamplesIn the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes.


Synonymsdraw and quarter, quarter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)kill

24. draw (motion) cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense


SamplesA declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter.


Synonymspull


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


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Verb groupdraw, force, pull

25. draw (contact) take in, also metaphorically


SamplesThe sponge absorbs water well.
She drew strength from the minister's words.


Synonymsabsorb, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck, suck up, take in, take up


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)blot, mop, mop up, sponge up, wipe up

26. draw (contact) direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes


SamplesHer good looks attract the stares of many men.
The ad pulled in many potential customers.
This pianist pulls huge crowds.
The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers.


Synonymsattract, draw in, pull, pull in


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


Broader (hypernym)draw, force, pull


Narrower (hyponym)arrest, bring, catch, draw in, get, retract, tug


Verb groupcurl, curl up, draw in, draw in, retract


Antonymsbeat back, force back, push back, repel, repulse, drive

27. draw (contact) thread on or as if on a string


SamplesString pearls on a string.
The child drew glass beads on a string.
Thread dried cranberries.


Synonymsstring, thread


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up


Narrower (hyponym)bead, wire


Verb groupdraw, guide, pass, run

28. draw (contact) stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)


SamplesThe archers were drawing their bows.


Synonymspull back


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)stretch


Verb grouppull back

29. draw (contact) pass over, across, or through


SamplesHe ran his eyes over her body.
She ran her fingers along the carved figurine.
He drew her hair through his fingers.


Synonymsguide, pass, run


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Narrower (hyponym)rub, thread, thread


Verb groupdraw, lead, run, string, thread

30. draw (competition) finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.


SamplesThe teams drew a tie.


Synonymstie


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)equal, equalise, equalize, equate, match


Entailplay

31. draw (change) contract


SamplesThe material drew after it was washed in hot water.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change form, change shape, deform


Verb groupcockle, crumple, knit, pucker, rumple

32. draw (change) reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die


SamplesDraw wire.


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


Broader (hypernym)thin


Verb groupdraw, draw

33. draw (change) steep; pass through a strainer


SamplesDraw pulp from the fruit.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)infuse, steep


Verb groupdraw

34. draw (change) remove the entrails of


SamplesDraw a chicken.


Synonymsdisembowel, eviscerate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


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

35. draw (change) flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching


SamplesDraw steel.


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


Broader (hypernym)form, shape


Verb groupdraw

36. draw (body) cause to localize at one point


SamplesDraw blood and pus.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)localise, localize


Narrower (hyponym)mature, suppurate


Verb groupdraw









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