Verb: draw (drew,drawn) dro
Noun: draw dro
- Cause to move by pulling
"draw a wagon"
- A gully that is shallower than a ravine
- An entertainer who attracts large audiences
- drawing card, attraction, attractor, attracter
- The finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
"the game ended in a draw"
- standoff, tie
- Anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random
"the luck of the draw"
- A playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack
"he got a pair of kings in the draw"
- A golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
- hook, hooking
- (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 play
- Poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer
"he played only draw and stud"
- draw poker
- The act of drawing or hauling something
- haul, haulage
Sounds like: drawer
Derived forms: draws, drew, drawn, drawing
See also: draw in, draw out, draw up, drawee, drawer, drawing
Type of: 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, entertainer, equal, equalise [Brit], equalize, equate, evoke, exposit, expound, finish, fire, form, gain, go, golf shot, golf stroke, gulley, gully, indite [archaic], infuse, inhale, inspire, interpret, involve, kill, kindle, localise [Brit], localize, locomote, mark, match, modify, move, necessitate, need, object, pen, physical object, pick out, playing card, poker, poker game, postulate, provoke, pull, pulling, raise, remove, represent, require, run, running, running game, running play, select, set forth, set up, shape, shut, steep, stretch, swing, take, take away, thin, travel, withdraw, write
■ verb [+ obj] (drew // drawn //)
1 (Finance ) draw sth out (of sth) | draw sth from sth
to take money from a bank account:
He's gone to the bank to draw out some money.
to draw $500 from/out of an account
You can use your credit card to draw cash from an ATM.
2 (Finance ) (often be drawn)
to write out a cheque or bill of exchange:
Please draw cheques in favour of'Highland Glassware'.
The cheque was drawn on his personal account.
We only accept cheques in Australian dollars drawn on Australian banks.
to receive a regular income or a pension:
He draws a €40 000 salary.
The number of people drawing a pension has increased.
They drew a total of $1 500 a month as living expenses.
4 (Finance ) = DRAW STH DOWN (FROM STH), DRAW DOWN ON STH
draw sth down; draw down (especially AmE)
to reduce a supply of sth that has been created over a period of time; to be reduced:
There are many life events that can unexpectedly draw down savings.
If we don't cut costs, our reserves will draw down.
Companies are more likely to meet demand by increased production rather than by drawing down stocks.
DRAWDOWN (1), DRAW ON/UPON STH
draw sth down (from sth); draw down on sth (especially AmE) (BrE usually draw) (Finance )
to take money from a fund that a bank, etc. has made available:
The company has already drawn down €600 million of its €725 million credit line.
They can draw down on the loan at any time.
If you draw down income from your pension investment too quickly, it may not last long enough.
The group was forced to draw down its emergency bank facilities.
draw sth from sth
to get sth from a particular source:
The country draws most of its revenue from exports.
draw on/upon sth
to start using a supply of sth that has been created over a period of time:
Countries may be forced to draw on their oil reserves.
I'll have to draw on my savings.
DRAW STH DOWN, DRAW DOWN
draw sth out (Finance )
= DRAW (1)
draw sth up
to make or write sth that needs careful thought or planning:
to draw up a plan/list/contract
■ noun [C]
a person, a thing or an event that attracts a lot of people:
Picture messaging on cellphones will be a big draw for consumers.
2 [usually sing.] (especially AmE)
the act of using part of a supply that has been created over a period of time, especially a supply of oil or gas; the amount that is used:
Increased use of oil by refineries accounted for some, but not all, of the stock draw.
Analysts expected a 1.25 million barrel draw for the week.