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Drew vs. Draw

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  • Drew

    of Draw.

  • Draw

    To cause to move continuously by force applied in advance of the thing moved; to pull along; to haul; to drag; to cause to follow.

  • Draw

    To influence to move or tend toward one's self; to exercise an attracting force upon; to call towards itself; to attract; hence, to entice; to allure; to induce.

  • Draw

    To cause to come out for one's use or benefit; to extract; to educe; to bring forth; as: (a) To bring or take out, or to let out, from some receptacle, as a stick or post from a hole, water from a cask or well, etc.

  • Draw

    To pull from a sheath, as a sword.

  • Draw

    To remove the contents of

  • Draw

    To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.

  • Draw

    To extract the bowels of; to eviscerate; as, to draw a fowl; to hang, draw, and quarter a criminal.

  • Draw

    To take into the lungs; to inhale; to inspire; hence, also, to utter or produce by an inhalation; to heave.

  • Draw

    To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive.

  • Draw

    To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch; to extend, as a mass of metal into wire.

  • Draw

    To take or procure from a place of deposit; to call for and receive from a fund, or the like; as, to draw money from a bank.

  • Draw

    To run, extend, or produce, as a line on any surface; hence, also, to form by marking; to make by an instrument of delineation; to produce, as a sketch, figure, or picture.

  • Draw

    To represent by lines drawn; to form a sketch or a picture of; to represent by a picture; to delineate; hence, to represent by words; to depict; to describe.

  • Draw

    To write in due form; to prepare a draught of; as, to draw a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange.

  • Draw

    To require (so great a depth, as of water) for floating; - said of a vessel; to sink so deep in (water); as, a ship draws ten feet of water.

  • Draw

    To withdraw.

  • Draw

    To trace by scent; to track; - a hunting term.

  • Draw

    To play (a short-length ball directed at the leg stump) with an inclined bat so as to deflect the ball between the legs and the wicket.

  • Draw

    To leave (a contest) undecided; as, the battle or game was drawn.

  • Draw (verb)

    To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have force to move anything by pulling; as, a horse draws well; the sails of a ship draw well.

  • Draw (verb)

    To draw a liquid from some receptacle, as water from a well.

  • Draw (verb)

    To exert an attractive force; to act as an inducement or enticement.

  • Draw (verb)

    To have efficiency as an epispastic; to act as a sinapism; - said of a blister, poultice, etc.

  • Draw (verb)

    To have draught, as a chimney, flue, or the like; to furnish transmission to smoke, gases, etc.

  • Draw (verb)

    To unsheathe a weapon, especially a sword.

  • Draw (verb)

    To perform the act, or practice the art, of delineation; to sketch; to form figures or pictures.

  • Draw (verb)

    To become contracted; to shrink.

  • Draw (verb)

    To move; to come or go; literally, to draw one's self; - with prepositions and adverbs; as, to draw away, to move off, esp. in racing, to get in front; to obtain the lead or increase it; to draw back, to retreat; to draw level, to move up even (with another); to come up to or overtake another; to draw off, to retire or retreat; to draw on, to advance; to draw up, to form in array; to draw near, draw nigh, or draw towards, to approach; to draw together, to come together, to collect.

  • Draw (verb)

    To make a draft or written demand for payment of money deposited or due; - usually with on or upon.

  • Draw (verb)

    To admit the action of pulling or dragging; to undergo draught; as, a carriage draws easily.

  • Draw (verb)

    To sink in water; to require a depth for floating.

  • Draw (noun)

    The act of drawing; draught.

  • Draw (noun)

    A lot or chance to be drawn.

  • Draw (noun)

    the act of drawing a lot or chance.

  • Draw (noun)

    A drawn game or battle, etc; a tied game; a tie.

  • Draw (noun)

    That part of a bridge which may be raised, swung round, or drawn aside; the movable part of a drawbridge. See the Note under Drawbridge.

  • Draw (noun)

    The result of drawing, or state of being drawn;

  • Draw (noun)

    That which is drawn or is subject to drawing.

Webster Dictionary
  • Drew (noun)

    United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862)

  • Draw (noun)

    a gully that is shallower than a ravine

  • Draw (noun)

    an entertainer who attracts large audiences;

    "he was the biggest drawing card they had"

  • Draw (noun)

    the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided;

    "the game ended in a draw"

    "their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie"

  • Draw (noun)

    anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random;

    "the luck of the draw"

    "they drew lots for it"

  • Draw (noun)

    a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack;

    "he got a pair of kings in the draw"

  • Draw (noun)

    a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer;

    "he tooks lessons to cure his hooking"

  • Draw (noun)

    (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

  • Draw (noun)

    poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer;

    "he played only draw and stud"

  • Draw (noun)

    the act of drawing or hauling something;

    "the haul up the hill went very slowly"

  • Draw (verb)

    cause to move along the ground by pulling;

    "draw a wagon"

    "pull a sled"

  • Draw (verb)

    get or derive;

    "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"

  • Draw (verb)

    make a mark or lines on a surface;

    "draw a line"

    "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"

  • Draw (verb)

    make, formulate, or derive in the mind;

    "I draw a line here"

    "draw a conclusion"

    "draw parallels"

    "make an estimate"

    "What do you make of his remarks?"

  • Draw (verb)

    bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover;

    "draw a weapon"

    "pull out a gun"

    "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"

  • Draw (verb)

    represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface;

    "She drew an elephant"

    "Draw me a horse"

  • Draw (verb)

    take liquid out of a container or well;

    "She drew water from the barrel"

  • Draw (verb)

    give a description of;

    "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"

  • Draw (verb)

    select or take in from a given group or region;

    "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"

  • Draw (verb)

    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"

  • Draw (verb)

    suck in or take (air);

    "draw a deep breath"

    "draw on a cigarette"

  • Draw (verb)

    move or go steadily or gradually;

    "The ship drew near the shore"

  • Draw (verb)

    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"

  • Draw (verb)

    choose at random;

    "draw a card"

    "cast lots"

  • Draw (verb)

    in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher;

    "He drew a base on balls"

  • Draw (verb)

    bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition;

    "She was drawn to despair"

    "The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum"

    "The session was drawn to a close"

  • Draw (verb)

    cause to flow;

    "The nurse drew blood"

  • Draw (verb)

    write a legal document or paper;

    "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"

  • Draw (verb)

    engage in drawing;

    "He spent the day drawing in the garden"

  • Draw (verb)

    move or pull so as to cover or uncover something;

    "draw the shades"

    "draw the curtains"

  • Draw (verb)

    allow a draft;

    "This chimney draws very well"

  • Draw (verb)

    require a specified depth for floating;

    "This boat draws 70 inches"

  • Draw (verb)

    pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him;

    "in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes"

  • Draw (verb)

    take in, also metaphorically;

    "The sponge absorbs water well"

    "She drew strength from the minister's words"

  • Draw (verb)

    direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes;

    "Her 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"

  • Draw (verb)

    thread on or as if on a string;

    "string pearls on a string"

    "the child drew glass beads on a string"

    "thread dried cranberries"

  • Draw (verb)

    pull back the sling of (a bow);

    "The archers were drawing their bows"

  • Draw (verb)

    guide or pass over something;

    "He ran his eyes over her body"

    "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"

    "He drew her hair through his fingers"

  • Draw (verb)

    finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.;

    "The teams drew a tie"

  • Draw (verb)

    contract;

    "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"

  • Draw (verb)

    reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die;

    "draw wire"

  • Draw (verb)

    steep; pass through a strainer;

    "draw pulp from the fruit"

  • Draw (verb)

    remove the entrails of;

    "draw a chicken"

  • Draw (verb)

    flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching;

    "draw steel"

  • Draw (verb)

    cause to localize at one point;

    "Draw blood and pus"

Princeton's WordNet

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