[drɔː] (past tense drew [druː] ; past participle drawn [drɔːn] ) verb I
1) [I/T] to create a picture by making lines with a pen or pencil
I can't draw faces very well.[/ex]
The kids drew on the pavement with chalk.[/ex]
2) to move somewhere slowly or smoothly
As we drew nearer, I noticed that the front door was open.[/ex]
3) [T] to pull something somewhere
He drew a handkerchief out of his pocket.[/ex]
The curtains were still drawn at noon.[/ex]
4) [T] to take money from a bank account
Customers can draw up to £250 a day from most accounts.[/ex]
5) [T] to choose someone or something from a group of similar things
Elliot's name was drawn from over 200 entries.[/ex]
I drew two cards from the pack.[/ex]
6) [T] to get ideas, information, or knowledge from somewhere
She drew inspiration for her stories from her childhood.[/ex]
7) [T] to consider the ways in which two things are different or similar
The writer drew comparisons between the two societies.[/ex]
8) [T] to make someone notice something
My eyes were drawn to a painting over the fireplace.[/ex]
We tried to get in without drawing attention to ourselves.[/ex]
9) [T] to get a particular reaction from people
The new exhibition has been drawing a lot of criticism.[/ex]
10) [I/T] British
if two teams or opponents draw, or if they draw a match, they both have the same score, so that neither wins
They drew 1–1 with Manchester United last week.[/ex]
draw a blank — to fail to find something, or to be unable to remember something[/ex]
draw blood — to make someone bleed[/ex]
draw a conclusion — to decide what you believe about something after you have thought about all the facts[/ex]
draw the lineinformal to say that you will definitely not allow or accept something[/ex]
[i]I draw the line at breaking the law.[/ex]
draw to a close/an end — to end[/ex]
- draw on sth
- draw sth out
- draw sth up
- draw upon sth
noun [C]
draw */[drɔː]
1) British
a game in which both teams or players have the same number of points at the end, so that neither wins
A last-minute goal earned Switzerland a 1–1 draw with Italy.[/ex]
2) a way of choosing something such as a name or number by chance

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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