- draw ► VERB (past drew; past part. drawn) 1) produce (a picture or diagram) by making lines and marks on paper. 2) produce (a line) on a surface. 3) pull or drag (a vehicle) so as to make it follow behind. 4) pull or move in a specified direction. 5) pull (curtains) shut or open. 6) arrive at a point in time: the campaign drew to a close. 7) extract from a container or receptacle: he drew his gun. 8) take in (a breath). 9) be the cause of (a specified response). 10) attract to a place or an event. 11) induce to reveal or do something. 12) reach (a conclusion) by deduction or inference. 13) (draw on) suck smoke from (a cigarette or pipe). 14) finish (a contest or game) with an even score.► NOUN 1) an act of selecting names randomly, for prizes, sporting fixtures, etc. 2) a game or match that ends with the scores even. 3) a person or thing that is very attractive or interesting. 4) an act of inhaling smoke from a cigarette. 5) Cricket a game which is left incomplete for lack of time. Compare with TIE(Cf. ↑tie).● draw someone's fire — Cf. ↑draw someone's fire● draw in — Cf. ↑draw in● draw the line at — Cf. ↑draw the line at● draw on — Cf. ↑draw on● draw out — Cf. ↑draw out● draw up — Cf. ↑draw upORIGIN Old English, related to DRAUGHT(Cf. ↑draught).
English terms dictionary. 2015.