Noun: Drew droo
Verb: draw (drew,drawn) dro
- United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862)
- John Drew
- Cause to move by pulling
"draw a wagon";
- pull, force
- Get or derive
"He drew great benefits from his membership in the association";
- Make a mark or lines on a surface
"draw a line";
- trace, line, describe, delineate
- Make, formulate, or derive in the mind
"I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels";
- Bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
"draw a weapon";
- pull, pull out, get out, take out
- (art) represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
"She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
- Take liquid out of a container or well
"She drew water from the barrel";
- take out
- Give a description of
"He drew an elaborate plan of attack";
- describe, depict
- Select or take in from a given group or region
- Elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.
"The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans"; "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"
- Suck in or take (air)
"draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette";
- puff, drag
- Move or go steadily or gradually
"The ship drew near the shore"
- Remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
"She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank";
- withdraw, take out, draw off
- Choose at random
"draw a card";
- (baseball) earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
"He drew a base on balls";
- Bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition
- Cause to flow
"The nurse drew blood"
- Write a legal document or paper
- Engage in drawing
"He spent the day drawing in the garden"
- Move or pull so as to cover or uncover something
"draw the shades"; "draw the curtains"
- Allow a draft
"This chimney draws very well"
- Require a specified depth for floating
"This boat draws 70 inches"
- Pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
- quarter, draw and quarter
- Cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
"A declining dollar drew down the export figures for the last quarter";
- Take in, also metaphorically
"She drew strength from the minister's words";
- absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, take in, take up
- Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
"The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers";
- attract, pull, pull in, draw in
- Thread on or as if on a string
"the child drew glass beads on a string";
- string, thread
- Stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)
"The archers were drawing their bows";
- pull back
- Pass over, across, or through
"He drew her hair through his fingers";
- guide, run, pass
- Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
"The teams drew a tie";
"The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
- Reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die
- Steep; pass through a strainer
"draw pulp from the fruit"
- Remove the entrails of
"draw a chicken";
- disembowel, eviscerate
- Flatten, stretch, or mould metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching
- Cause to localize at one point
"Draw blood and pus"
Derived forms: Drews
See also: draw in, draw out, draw up
Type of: actor, alter, arouse, arrange, ask, be, breathe in, call for, change, change form, change shape, choose, close, compose, create, create by mental act, create mentally, deform, demand, derive, displace, effect, effectuate, elicit, enkindle, equal, equalise [Brit], equalize, equate, evoke, exposit, expound, fire, form, gain, go, histrion, indite [archaic], infuse, inhale, inspire, interpret, involve, kill, kindle, localise [Brit], localize, locomote, mark, match, modify, move, necessitate, need, pen, pick out, player, postulate, provoke, raise, remove, represent, require, role player, select, set forth, set up, shape, shut, steep, stretch, take, take away, thespian, thin, travel, withdraw, write
Encyclopedia: Drew, Ontario Draw