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Etymology

Old English draġan (draw, drag)

Verb

Infinitive
to draw

Third person singular
draws

Simple past
drew

Past participle
drawn

Present participle
drawing

to draw (third-person singular simple present draws, present participle drawing, simple past drew, past participle drawn)
  1. To sketch; depict with lines; to produce a picture with pencil, crayon, chalk, etc. on paper, cardboard, etc.
  2. To drag, pull.
  3. To pull out (as a gun from a holster, or a tooth).
  4. To attract.
    The citizens were afraid the casino would draw an undesirable element to their town.
    I was drawn to her.
  5. To deduce or infer.
    He tried to draw a conclusion from the facts.
  6. (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
  7. To disembowel.
    He will be hanged, drawn and quartered.
  8. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To pull back the arrow in preparation for shooting.
  9. (of curtains, etc.) To close.
    You should draw the curtains at night.
  10. (intransitive) (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.
  11. (intransitive) To end a game in a draw (with neither side winning).
    Both these teams will draw if nobody scores soon.
  12. To consume, as energy.
    The circuit draws three hundred watts.
  13. To determine the result of a lottery.
    The winning lottery numbers were drawn every Tuesday.
  14. (card games) To take the top card of a deck into hand.
    At the start of their turn, each player must draw a card.
  15. (poker) To trade in cards for replacements in draw poker games; to attempt to improve one's hand with future cards. See also draw out.
    Jill only has four cards of the same suit, she's drawing to the flush.

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Noun

Singular
draw

Plural
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draw ({{{1}}})
  1. The result of a game in which neither side has won; a tie.
    The game ended a draw.
  2. The procedure by which the result of a lottery is determined.
    The draw is on Saturday.
  3. (cricket) 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.
  4. (golf) A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves intentionally to the left. See hook,slice,fade
  5. (curling) A shot that lands in play without hitting another stone out, as opposed to a takeout shot.
  6. (geography) A dry stream bed that drains surface water only during periods of heavy rain or flooding.
  7. (colloquial) cannabis.
  8. In a commission-based job, an advance on future (potential) commissions given to an employee by the employer.
  9. (poker) A hand which is unlikely the best hand, but which has a chance to become one with future card
    Jill has four cards of the same suit, she has a draw to the flush.

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  • 1918, Willa Cather, My Antonia, Mirado Modern Classics, paperback edition, page 15
    The garden, curiously enough, was a quarter of a mile from the house, and the way to it led up a shadow draw past the cattle corral.

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