draw


draw
I
n.
act of drawing a weapon

1) on the draw (quick on the draw)

2) (misc.) to beat smb. to the draw

lottery

(esp. BE)

3) to hold a draw (AE has drawing)

II
v.

1) (C) ('to sketch') draw a picture for me; or: draw me a picture

2) (D; tr.) to draw against, on ('to take from') (to draw a check/cheque against an account)

3) (D; intr.) ('to pick a number at random') to draw for (to draw for a prize)

4) (D; tr.) ('to remove') to draw from (to draw money from an account; to draw water from a well)

5) (D; tr.) ('to elicit') to draw from (to draw applause from an audience)

6) (d; tr.) ('to bring') to draw into (to draw smb. into a quarrel)

7) (d; intr.) ('to puff') to draw on (to draw on a pipe)

8) (d; intr.) to draw on, upon ('to take from') (to draw on one's reserves; to draw on an account)

9) (D; tr.) ('to attract') to draw to (to draw smb.'s attention to smt.)

10) (J) ('to sketch') the artist drew her looking out at the sea

11) (N; used with an adjective) ('to pull') draw the rope tight

12) (misc.) he drew a gun on his opponent; to draw to a close; sharply drawn

* * *
[drɔː]
or: draw me a picture
sharply drawn
to draw to a close
on (to draw a check/cheque against an account; 'to take from')
upon (to draw on one's reserves; to draw on an account; 'to take from')
(C) ('to sketch') drawa picture for me
(D; tr.) to draw against
(J) ('to sketch') the artist drew her looking out at the sea
(N; used with an adjective) ('to pull') draw the rope tight
(d; intr.) to draw on
(misc.) he drew a gun on his opponent
(misc.) to beat smb. to the draw
['lottery'] (esp. BE) to hold a draw (AE has drawing)
['act of drawing a weapon'] on the draw (quick on the draw)
(D; tr.) ('to elicit') to draw from (to draw applause from an audience)
(D; intr.) ('to pick a number at random') to draw for (to draw for a prize)
(D; tr.) ('to remove') to draw from (to draw money from an account; to draw water from a well)
(d; intr.) ('to puff) to draw on (to draw on a pipe)
(D; tr.) ('to attract') to draw to (to draw smb. 's attention to smt.)
(d; tr.) ('to bring') to draw into (to draw smb. into a quarrel)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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