[ verb ] cause to move along the ground by pulling
"draw a wagon" "pull a sled"
Used in print(Robert Wallace, "This Is the Way It Came About"...)
On July_14 the Security_Council - with France and Great_Britain abstaining - voted the resolution which drew the U._N. into the Congo .(The Christian Science Monitor...)
President_Kennedy , already two quiet demands down , still refused Thursday to be drawn into delivering a public ultimatum to Moscow .(Paul Larson and Gordon Odegard, "How to design your...)
Draw file No. 1 tappet to a smooth fit in its respective slot and square the ends .(McCall's Needlework and Crafts, Spring-Summer,...)
Mark row on_which first stitches have been bound_off for armhole by drawing a contrasting colored thread through it .
Do not draw yarn too tight .
[ verb ] attract or elicit
"The school attracts students with artistic talents" "His playing drew a crowd" "The painting fetched more than a million at the auction" "The star cast pulled many people to the box office"
Used in print(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
Apart from spirit there could be no community , for it is spirit which draws men into community and gives to any community its unity , cohesiveness , and permanence .
It is the spirit which is the source of a community 's drawing_power by means of which others are drawn into it from the world outside so_that the community grows and prospers .(Francis Pollini, Night....)
Like a particle drawn to a magnet he returned to that which was pressing so hard in his mind .(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
The doctor , with the air of a man whose professional interests have found scope , drew Alex 's attention to those excellences which might otherwise have escaped him : the fine color in comb and wattles , the length and quality of neck and saddle_hackles , the firm , wide spread of the toes , and a rare justness in the formation of the ear lappets .(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)
As Andy reached the finale of his act , a subdued commotion backstage drew his attention to the wings .
[ verb ] get or derive
"He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"
Used in print(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
Poor where they had once been rich , humbled where they had been arrogant , having no_longer any hope of sharing_in the leadership of the nation , the rebels who would not surrender in spirit drew comfort from the sympathy they felt extended to them by the mother_country .(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
They are segregated businesses , combining again on one site the factory and the office , drawing their work_force from segregated communities .
It is interesting to note how many of the plants on Massachusetts ' Route_128 draw most of their income either from the government in non-competitive cost-plus arrangements , or from the exploitation of patents which grant at_least a partial monopoly .
[ 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?"
Used in print(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
The North should thank_its_stars that such has been the case ; but at_the_same_time it should not draw false inferences therefrom .(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)
Thus , direct comparisons can be drawn with free_burning arcs which have been studied in_detail during the past years and decades by numerous investigators ( Ref. 3 ) .(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)
Until better records have been kept over longer periods_of_time and much more is known about the maximum dimensions , it will be wise to refrain_from drawing conclusions .(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
The same conclusions can be drawn from the other physical evidence of the Dark_ages , from linguistic distribution , and from the survivals of early social , political , and religious patterns into later ages .(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
Far from it ; I merely draw an etymological distinction , hoping that specialists and busy people like you will welcome such precision in a layman .
[ verb ] make a mark or lines on a surface
"draw a line" "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
Used in print(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)
As the time drew_near for the drawing of the British American frontier by terms of the agreement of 1818 , the company suspected that the Pembina_colony - its own post and Fort_Daer - was on American territory .(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)
Since the difficulty of drawing the net is great , we will merely discuss it .
[ verb ] (arms) 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"
Used in print(Todhunter Ballard, The Night Riders....)
He pulled open the top drawer of his desk and drew out a tintype .
[ verb ] represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
"She drew an elephant" "Draw me a horse"
Used in print(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)
There was only one way to accomplish this : by design , by drawing diagrams and sketches in which he probed the remotest corner of his mind for creative ideas to carry his concept .
He went_into the Jewish_quarter , wanting to draw Hebraic faces so_that he could reach a visual understanding of how Christ might have looked .
He drew toward the composite design from his meticulously accurate memory , without need to consult his sketches .
[ verb ] select or take in from a given group or region
"The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
Used in print(Jesse W. Grimes and Wesley Allinsmith, "Compuls...)
Equal proportions of children in each city were drawn from upper-lower and lower-middle_class neighborhoods .
[ verb ] give a description of
"He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
Used in print(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
The Catholic priest , though somewhat superficially drawn , easily came_out the best .(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
His interpretation of the beginning on the basis of the end prompts him to draw these parallels between the Virgin Eve and the Virgin Mary .
[ verb ] take liquid out of a container or well
"She drew water from the barrel"
Used in print(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)
The red_cells for the Rh_antibody tests were used within 3 days after drawing except for the * * f cells , which had been glycerolized and stored at - 20 ` C for approximately 1 year .
Successive 1 - ml fractions were then drawn off with a hypodermic_syringe , starting at the top of the tube , and tested for agglutinin activity .(Jacob Robbins et al., "The thyroid-stimulating...)
The importance of knowing in what chemical forms the hormone may exist is accentuated by the recent observation that there exists an abnormally long-acting TSH in blood drawn from many thyrotoxic patients ( Adams , 1958 ) .
[ verb ] suck in or take, as of air
"draw a deep breath" draw on a cigarette"
Used in print(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)
He thought how this dainty , fragile older woman threading her way through the streets of Westminster on a day in June , enjoying the flowers in the shops , the greetings from old friends , but never really drawing a deep , passionate breath , was so like himself .(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)
He drew a deep breath .
[ 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"
Used in print(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
The artistic interest , then , lies_in what the encounter may be made to represent , in the power of some central significance to draw the details into relevance and meaningfulness .
[ noun ] (geography) a gully that is shallower than a ravine
Used in print(Peter Field, Rattlesnake Ridge....)
Toward the west this depression led toward a draw .
Swinging up then , and bending forward over the horn , he urged his mount down the meandering draw .
At the first shot Russ had hurled his mount to the left toward the side of the winding draw .
He dashed madly for the next elbow turn in the draw , and made_it .
Recklessly hurling the bronc sidewise into an intersecting draw , he plunged forward with undiminished speed .
[ verb ] move or go steadily or gradually
"The ship drew near the shore"
Used in print(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)
Here the pulmonary_vein , as in type 2 , , is noted to draw away from the bronchus , and to follow a more direct , independent course to the hilum ( figs. 23 , 24 ) .
[ 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"
Used in print(San Francisco Chronicle,...)
Another hoodlum , Louis_Arger , drew $ 39000 from Stein 's janitor firm , the National_Maintenance company , in three years ending in 1959 , Stein disclosed in an interview .(Rhode Island Legislative Council. Research Report...)
The uniform fiscal_year ensures conformance with another common_sense rule , that of having cash in the bank before checks are drawn .(Allen R. Bosworth, The Crows of Edwina Hill....)
At Yokosuka he was restricted to the confines of the Base because Walt_Perry , being thoughtful , knew that Doc might have_to draw some medical supplies from the hospital or the Supply_Base .
[ verb ] (games) choose at random
"draw a card" "cast lots"
Used in print(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)
In repetitions of the experiment from couple to couple , the votes of the two persons in a couple probably agree more often than independence would imply , because couples who visit the museum together are more likely to have similar tastes than are a random pair of people drawn from the entire population of visitors .(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
Capital imports drawn from a number of sources must be employed and combined skillfully enough to permit domestic investment programming to go_forward .
[ 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"
Used in print(Irving Fineman, Woman of Valor: The Life of Henrietta...)
And like Jo_March , who saw her sisters Meg and Amy involved in `` lovering '' before herself , Henrietta saw her sisters Rachel and Sadie drawn outside their family circle by the attraction of suitors , Rachel by Joe_Jastrow , and Sadie by Max_Lobl , a young businessman who would write her romantic descriptions of his trips by steamboat down the Mississippi .(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)
As if drawn by a wire the enemy flew into them .
[ verb ] (baseball) in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
"He drew a base on balls"
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
With one down in the eighth , Marv_Throneberry drew a walk and stole second as Hyde fanned Tuttle .(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
Jay_Porter drew a base_on_balls to fill the bases but Don_Wert 's smash was knocked_down by Rudolph for the putout .
[ verb ] (writing) write a legal document or paper
"The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
Used in print(Doris Miles Disney, Mrs. Meeker's Money....)
At the time the will was drawn Mr._Hohlbein mentioned to me how mentally alert she seemed for her age , knowing just what changes she wanted made and_so_forth '' .
[ verb ] cause to flow
"The nurse drew blood"
Used in print(Peter Field, Rattlesnake Ridge....)
I 've drawn his fangs '' , he snapped .
[ verb ] move or pull so as to cover or uncover something
"draw the shades" "draw the curtains"
Used in print(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)
When Felix first opened the door on_it , all these shades were tightly drawn and the whole studio was as dark as night .
[ verb ] engage in drawing
"He spent the day drawing in the garden"
Used in print(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)
In the best tradition , he first taught himself to see , then to draw with accuracy and assurance , and_then to paint .
[ verb ] require a specified depth for floating
"This boat draws 70 inches"
[ verb ] flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching
[ noun ] (cards) a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack
"he got a pair of kings in the draw"
[ verb ] take in, also metaphorically
"The sponge absorbs water well" "She drew strength from the minister's words"
[ verb ] reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die
[ verb ] allow a draft
"This chimney draws very well"