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Verb: draw out  dro awt
  1. Cause to speak
     
  2. Lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
    "We drew out our stay";
    - prolong, protract, extend
     
  3. Make more sociable
    "The therapist drew out the shy girl"
     
  4. Deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
    "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant";
    - educe, evoke, elicit, extract
     
  5. Remove as if by suction
    "draw out the wound";
    - aspirate, suck out
     
  6. Remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
    "draw out a bad tooth";
    - extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out

Derived forms: drawing out, drawn out, drew out, draws out

See also: draw

Type of: construe, encourage, interpret, lengthen, reach out, remove, see, take, take away, withdraw