Sink vs. Draw - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Sink

    A sink — also known by other names including sinker, washbowl, hand basin and wash basin—is a bowl-shaped plumbing fixture used for washing hands, dishwashing, and other purposes. Sinks have taps (faucets) that supply hot and cold water and may include a spray feature to be used for faster rinsing. They also include a drain to remove used water; this drain may itself include a strainer and/or shut-off device and an overflow-prevention device. Sinks may also have an integrated soap dispenser. Many sinks, especially in kitchens, are installed adjacent to or inside a counter. When a sink becomes clogged, a person will often resort to use a chemical drain cleaner or a plunger, though most professional plumbers will remove the clog with a drain auger (often called a "plumber's snake").

Wiktionary

  • Sink (verb)

    To move or be moved into something.

  • Sink (verb)

    To descend or submerge (or to cause to do so) into a liquid or similar substance.

    "A stone sinks in water."

    "The sun gradually sank in the west."

  • Sink (verb)

    To cause a vessel to sink, generally by making it no longer watertight.

  • Sink (verb)

    To push (something) into something.

    "The joint will hold tighter if you sink a wood screw through both boards."

    "The dog sank its teeth into the delivery man's leg."

  • Sink (verb)

    To diminish or be diminished.

  • Sink (verb)

    To pot; hit a ball into a pocket or hole.

  • Sink (verb)

    To experience apprehension, disappointment, dread, or momentary depression.

  • Sink (verb)

    To cause to decline; to depress or degrade.

    "to sink one's reputation"

  • Sink (verb)

    To conceal and appropriate.

  • Sink (verb)

    To keep out of sight; to suppress; to ignore.

  • Sink (verb)

    To reduce or extinguish by payment.

    "to sink the national debt"

  • Sink (verb)

    To be overwhelmed or depressed; to fail in strength.

  • Sink (verb)

    To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height.

  • Sink (noun)

    A basin used for holding water for washing

  • Sink (noun)

    A drain for carrying off wastewater

  • Sink (noun)

    A sinkhole

  • Sink (noun)

    A depression in land where water collects, with no visible outlet

  • Sink (noun)

    A heat sink

  • Sink (noun)

    A place that absorbs resources or energy

  • Sink (noun)

    The motion of a sinker pitch

    "Jones' has a two-seamer with heavy sink."

  • Sink (noun)

    An object or callback that captures events; event sink

  • Sink (noun)

    a destination vertex in a transportation network

  • Draw (verb)

    To move or develop something.

  • Draw (verb)

    To sketch; depict with lines; to produce a picture with pencil, crayon, chalk, etc. on paper, cardboard, etc.

  • Draw (verb)

    To deduce or infer.

    "He tried to draw a conclusion from the facts."

  • Draw (verb)

    (of drinks, especially tea) To leave temporarily so as to allow the flavour to increase.

    "Tea is much nicer if you let it draw for three minutes before pouring."

  • Draw (verb)

    To take or procure from a place of deposit; to call for and receive from a fund, etc.

    "to draw money from a bank"

  • Draw (verb)

    To take into the lungs; to inhale.

  • Draw (verb)

    To move; to come or go.

    "We drew back from the cliff edge."

    "The runners drew level with each other as they approached the finish line."

    "Draw near to the fire and I will tell you a tale."

  • Draw (verb)

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

  • Draw (verb)

    To withdraw.

  • Draw (verb)

    To exert or experience force.

  • Draw (verb)

    To draw up (a document).

    "to draw a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange"

  • Draw (verb)

    To drag, pull.

  • Draw (verb)

    To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have force to move anything by pulling.

    "This horse draws well."

    "A ship's sail is said to draw when it is filled with wind."

  • Draw (verb)

    To pull out (as a gun from a holster, or a tooth).

    "They drew their swords and fought each other."

  • Draw (verb)

    To undergo the action of pulling or dragging.

    "The carriage draws easily."

  • Draw (verb)

    To pull back the bowstring and its arrow in preparation for shooting.

  • Draw (verb)

    (of curtains, etc.) To close.

    "You should draw the curtains at night."

  • Draw (verb)

    (of curtains, etc.) To open.

    "She drew the curtains to let in the sunlight."

  • Draw (verb)

    To remove or separate or displace.

  • Draw (verb)

    To take the top card of a deck into hand.

    "At the start of their turn, each player must draw a card."

  • Draw (verb)

    To extract a liquid, or cause a liquid to come out, primarily water or blood.

    "draw water from a well;"

    "draw water for a bath;"

    "the wound drew blood"

  • Draw (verb)

    To drain by emptying; to suck dry.

  • Draw (verb)

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

  • Draw (verb)

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

    "A ship draws ten feet of water."

  • Draw (verb)

    To work as an epispastic; said of a blister, poultice, etc.

  • Draw (verb)

    To have a draught; to transmit smoke, gases, etc.

    "A chimney or flue draws."

  • Draw (verb)

    To change in size or shape.

  • Draw (verb)

    To consume, for example, power.

    "The circuit draws three hundred watts."

  • Draw (verb)

    To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch.

    "to draw a mass of metal into wire"

  • Draw (verb)

    To attract or be attracted.

  • Draw (verb)

    To become contracted; to shrink.

  • Draw (verb)

    To attract.

    "The citizens were afraid the casino would draw an undesirable element to their town."

    "I was drawn to her."

  • Draw (verb)

    To induce a reticent person to speak.

    "He refused to be drawn on the subject"

  • Draw (verb)

    To search for game.

  • Draw (verb)

    To cause.

  • Draw (verb)

    (Usually as draw on or draw upon): to rely on; utilize as a source.

    "She had to draw upon her experience to solve the problem."

  • Draw (verb)

    To disembowel.

    "He will be hanged, drawn and quartered."

  • Draw (verb)

    To end a game in a draw (with neither side winning).

    "We drew last time we played."

    "I drew him last time I played him."

    "I drew my last game against him."

  • Draw (verb)

    A random selection process.

  • Draw (verb)

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

  • Draw (verb)

    To select by the drawing of lots.

    "The winning lottery numbers were drawn every Tuesday."

  • Draw (verb)

    To win in a lottery or similar game of chance.

    "He drew a prize."

  • Draw (verb)

    To make a shot that lands in the house without hitting another stone.

  • Draw (verb)

    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 (verb)

    To hit (the ball) with the toe of the club so that it is deflected toward the left.

  • Draw (verb)

    To strike (the cue ball) below the center so as to give it a backward rotation which causes it to take a backward direction on striking another ball.

  • Draw (noun)

    The has won; a tie.

    "The game ended in a draw."

  • Draw (noun)

    The procedure by which the result of a lottery is determined.

    "The draw is on Saturday."

  • Draw (noun)

    Something that attracts e.g. a crowd.

  • Draw (noun)

    The result of a two-innings match in which at least one side did not complete all their innings before time ran out. Different from a tie.

  • Draw (noun)

    A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves intentionally to the left. See hook, slice, fade.

  • Draw (noun)

    A shot that lands in the house without hitting another stone.

  • Draw (noun)

    A dry stream bed that drains surface water only during periods of heavy rain or flooding.

  • Draw (noun)

    Cannabis.

  • Draw (noun)

    In a commission-based job, an advance on future (potential) commissions given to an employee by the employer.

  • Draw (noun)

    A situation in which one or more players has four cards of the same suit or four out of five necessary cards for a straight and requires a further card to make their flush or straight.

  • Draw (noun)

    The act of pulling back the strings in preparation of firing.

  • Draw (noun)

    The spin or twist imparted to a ball etc. by a drawing stroke.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Sink (verb)

    go down below the surface of something, especially of a liquid; become submerged

    "he saw the coffin sink below the surface of the waves"

  • Sink (verb)

    (of a ship) go to the bottom of the sea or some other body of water because of damage or a collision

    "the trawler sank with the loss of all six crew"

  • Sink (verb)

    cause (a ship) to sink

    "a freak wave sank their boat near the shore"

  • Sink (verb)

    fail and not be seen or heard of again

    "the film sank virtually without trace"

  • Sink (verb)

    cause to fail

    "this pledge could sink the government"

  • Sink (verb)

    conceal, keep in the background, or ignore

    "they agreed to sink their differences"

  • Sink (verb)

    descend from a higher to a lower position; drop downwards

    "you can relax on the veranda as the sun sinks low"

  • Sink (verb)

    (of a person) lower oneself or drop down gently

    "she sank back on to her pillow"

  • Sink (verb)

    gradually penetrate into the surface of something

    "her feet sank into the thick pile of the carpet"

  • Sink (verb)

    gradually decrease or decline in value, amount, quality, or intensity

    "their output sank to a third of the pre-war figure"

  • Sink (verb)

    lapse or fall into a particular state or condition

    "he sank into a coma after suffering a brain haemorrhage"

  • Sink (verb)

    approach death

    "the doctor concluded that the lad was sinking fast"

  • Sink (verb)

    insert beneath a surface

    "rails fixed in place with screws sunk below the surface of the wood"

  • Sink (verb)

    cause something sharp to penetrate (a surface)

    "the dog sank its teeth into her arm"

  • Sink (verb)

    push or thrust (an object) into something

    "Kelly stood watching, her hands sunk deep into her pockets"

  • Sink (verb)

    excavate (a well) or bore (a shaft) vertically downwards

    "they planned to sink a gold mine in Oklahoma"

  • Sink (verb)

    hit (a ball) into a hole in golf or snooker

    "he sank the black into the green pocket to secure victory"

  • Sink (verb)

    (in golf) hit the ball into the hole with (a putt or other shot)

    "he sank a four-foot birdie putt at the fifth hole"

  • Sink (verb)

    rapidly consume (an alcoholic drink)

    "English players sinking a few post-match lagers"

  • Sink (noun)

    a fixed basin with a water supply and outflow pipe

    "a sink unit with cupboard and drawers under"

    "I stood at the kitchen sink"

  • Sink (noun)

    a pool or marsh in which a river's water disappears by evaporation or percolation.

  • Sink (noun)

    a body or process which acts to absorb or remove energy or a particular component from a system

    "a heat sink"

    "the oceans can act as a sink for CO₂"

  • Sink (noun)

    short for sinkhole

  • Sink (noun)

    a place of vice or corruption

    "a sink of unnatural vice, pride, and luxury"

  • Sink (noun)

    a school or estate situated in a socially deprived area

    "the local sink school"

    "a sink estate"

  • Draw (verb)

    produce (a picture or diagram) by making lines and marks on paper with a pencil, pen, etc.

    "he drew a map"

  • Draw (verb)

    produce an image of (someone or something) by making lines and marks on paper

    "I asked her to draw me"

    "you're at art college, you must be able to draw"

  • Draw (verb)

    trace or produce (a line or mark) on a surface

    "she drew a wavering line down the board"

  • Draw (verb)

    pull or drag (something such as a vehicle) so as to make it follow behind

    "a cart drawn by two horses"

  • Draw (verb)

    pull or move (something) in a specified direction

    "I drew back the blanket and uncovered the body"

  • Draw (verb)

    gently pull or guide (someone) in a specified direction

    "‘David,’ she whispered, drawing him aside"

  • Draw (verb)

    move somewhere in a slow steady way

    "the train drew in to the station"

  • Draw (verb)

    come to or arrive at a point in time or in a process

    "the campaign drew to a close"

  • Draw (verb)

    pull (curtains) shut or open

    "do you want me to draw the curtains?"

  • Draw (verb)

    make (wire) by pulling a piece of metal through successively smaller holes.

  • Draw (verb)

    extract (an object) from a container or receptacle

    "he drew his gun and peered into the gloomy apartment"

  • Draw (verb)

    take or obtain (liquid) from a container or receptacle

    "he drew off a pint of bitter"

    "a wheel was built to draw water from the well"

  • Draw (verb)

    run (a bath)

    "I would have been drawing his bath"

  • Draw (verb)

    obtain something from (a particular source)

    "an independent panel of judges drawn from members of the public"

  • Draw (verb)

    select (a ticket or name) randomly to decide winners in a lottery, opponents in a sporting contest, etc.

    "she drew a ticket and announced the number but no one claimed it"

  • Draw (verb)

    use (one's experience, talents, or skills) as a resource

    "Sue has a lot of past experience to draw on"

  • Draw (verb)

    obtain or withdraw (money) from a bank or other source

    "now I just draw out a spending allowance every week"

  • Draw (verb)

    search (cover) for game

    "many a time she had seen the hounds draw such a covert"

  • Draw (verb)

    (of the declarer) force the defenders to play (cards in a particular suit) by leading cards in that suit

    "before establishing his diamonds, declarer must draw trumps"

  • Draw (verb)

    suck smoke from (a cigarette or pipe)

    "she drew heavily on her cigarette"

  • Draw (verb)

    (of a chimney, flue, or fire) allow air to flow in and upwards freely, so that a fire can burn

    "failure of a fire to draw properly can have a number of causes"

  • Draw (verb)

    take in (a breath)

    "Mrs Feather drew a long breath"

  • Draw (verb)

    (of tea) be left standing so that the flavour is extracted from the leaves

    "a pot of tea is allowed to draw"

  • Draw (verb)

    disembowel

    "after a mockery of a trial he was hanged, drawn, and quartered"

  • Draw (verb)

    be the cause of (a specified response)

    "he drew criticism for his lavish spending"

  • Draw (verb)

    attract (someone) to come to a place or an event

    "you really drew the crowds with your playing"

  • Draw (verb)

    induce (someone) to reveal or do something

    "he refused to be drawn on what would happen"

  • Draw (verb)

    direct or attract (someone's attention) to something

    "it was an outrage and we had to draw people's attention to it"

    "a bright red instantly draws the eye"

  • Draw (verb)

    reach (a conclusion) by deduction or inference from a set of circumstances

    "the moral to be drawn is that spending wins votes"

  • Draw (verb)

    formulate or perceive (a comparison or distinction)

    "the law drew a clear distinction between innocent and fraudulent misrepresentation"

  • Draw (verb)

    select (a ticket or name) randomly to decide winners in a lottery, opponents in a sporting contest, etc.

    "she drew a ticket and announced the number but no one claimed it"

  • Draw (verb)

    finish (a contest or game) with an even score

    "they drew 0–0 in 1974"

    "Brazil had drawn a stormy match 1–1"

  • Draw (verb)

    (in bowls) cause (a bowl) to travel in a curve determined by its bias to the desired point.

  • Draw (verb)

    hit (the ball) so that it deviates slightly, usually as a result of spin

    "he had to learn to draw the ball—not least for the tee shots at Augusta"

  • Draw (verb)

    (of a ship) require (a specified depth of water) to float in

    "boats that draw only a few inches of water"

  • Draw (verb)

    (of a sail) be filled with wind

    "as the sail drew, he put the helm over to circle back"

  • Draw (noun)

    an act of selecting names randomly to decide winners in a lottery, opponents in a sporting contest, etc.

    "the draw has been made for this year's tournament"

  • Draw (noun)

    a game or contest that ends with the score even

    "he scored twice to force a 4–4 draw"

  • Draw (noun)

    a game which is left incomplete for lack of time, regardless of the scores.

  • Draw (noun)

    a person or thing that is very attractive or interesting

    "the museum has turned out to be a big draw for school children in the city"

  • Draw (noun)

    an act of drawing on a cigarette or cigar

    "she took a long draw on her cigarette"

  • Draw (noun)

    cannabis

    "they're dropping Es and smoking draw"

  • Draw (noun)

    an act of pulling a gun from its holster in order to shoot

    "he went for the quick draw and levelled a long-barrelled pistol at all of us"

  • Draw (noun)

    a shot causing the ball to deviate slightly

    "most high handicappers would benefit from a controlled draw"

Webster Dictionary

  • Sink (verb)

    To fall by, or as by, the force of gravity; to descend lower and lower; to decline gradually; to subside; as, a stone sinks in water; waves rise and sink; the sun sinks in the west.

  • Sink (verb)

    To enter deeply; to fall or retire beneath or below the surface; to penetrate.

  • Sink (verb)

    Hence, to enter so as to make an abiding impression; to enter completely.

  • Sink (verb)

    To be overwhelmed or depressed; to fall slowly, as so the ground, from weakness or from an overburden; to fail in strength; to decline; to decay; to decrease.

  • Sink (verb)

    To decrease in volume, as a river; to subside; to become diminished in volume or in apparent height.

  • Sink

    To cause to sink; to put under water; to immerse or submerge in a fluid; as, to sink a ship.

  • Sink

    Figuratively: To cause to decline; to depress; to degrade; hence, to ruin irretrievably; to destroy, as by drowping; as, to sink one's reputation.

  • Sink

    To make (a depression) by digging, delving, or cutting, etc.; as, to sink a pit or a well; to sink a die.

  • Sink

    To bring low; to reduce in quantity; to waste.

  • Sink

    To conseal and appropriate.

  • Sink

    To keep out of sight; to suppress; to ignore.

  • Sink

    To reduce or extinguish by payment; as, to sink the national debt.

  • Sink (noun)

    A drain to carry off filthy water; a jakes.

  • Sink (noun)

    A shallow box or vessel of wood, stone, iron, or other material, connected with a drain, and used for receiving filthy water, etc., as in a kitchen.

  • Sink (noun)

    A hole or low place in land or rock, where waters sink and are lost; - called also sink hole.

  • Sink (noun)

    The lowest part of a natural hollow or closed basin whence the water of one or more streams escapes by evaporation; as, the sink of the Humboldt River.

  • 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.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Sink (noun)

    plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe

  • Sink (noun)

    (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system;

    "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"

  • Sink (noun)

    a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof

  • Sink (noun)

    a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it

  • Sink (verb)

    fall or drop to a lower place or level;

    "He sank to his knees"

  • Sink (verb)

    cause to sink;

    "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"

  • Sink (verb)

    pass into a specified state or condition;

    "He sank into Nirvana"

  • Sink (verb)

    go under,

    "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

  • Sink (verb)

    descend into or as if into some soft substance or place;

    "He sank into bed"

    "She subsided into the chair"

  • Sink (verb)

    appear to move downward;

    "The sun dipped below the horizon"

    "The setting sun sank below the tree line"

  • Sink (verb)

    fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly;

    "The real estate market fell off"

  • Sink (verb)

    fall or sink heavily;

    "He slumped onto the couch"

    "My spirits sank"

  • Sink (verb)

    embed deeply;

    "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"

    "He buried his head in her lap"

  • 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"

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