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drew

 (dro͞o)
v.
Past tense of draw.

drew

(druː)
vb
the past tense of draw

draw

(drɔ)

v. drew, drawn, draw•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to cause to move in a particular direction by or as if by a pulling force; pull; drag (often fol. by along, away, in, out, or off).
2. to pull down or over so as to cover, or to pull up or aside so as to uncover: Draw the curtain. He drew the blanket over him.
3. to bring, take, or pull out, as from a receptacle or source: to draw water from a well; to draw blood from a vein.
4. to bring toward oneself or itself, as by inherent force; attract: The sale drew large crowds.
5. to sketch, render, or trace (figures or objects), as with lines or tones: to draw a vase with charcoal.
6. to compose or create (a picture) with lines, tones, or color.
7. to depict or delineate, as with words: to draw a character with skill and humor.
8. to mark or lay out; trace: to draw perpendicular lines.
9. to frame or formulate: to draw a distinction.
10. to write out in legal form (sometimes fol. by up): Draw up the contract.
11. to inhale or suck in: to draw liquid through a straw.
12. to derive or use: to draw strength from prayer.
13. to deduce; infer: to draw a conclusion.
14. to get, take, or receive: to draw a salary of $600 a week.
15. to withdraw (funds) from an account.
16. to write (a check) so as to take money from an account (often fol. by on or against).
17. to produce; bring in: The deposits draw interest.
18. to disembowel: to draw a turkey.
19. to pull out to full or greater length; stretch: to draw filaments of molten glass.
20. to bend by pulling back the string in preparation for shooting an arrow: to draw a bow.
21.
a. to choose or have assigned to one by or as if by lottery: to draw kitchen duty.
b. to pick unseen or at random, as from among marked slips of paper or numbered tickets: to draw straws to see who wins.
22. Metalworking. to form or reduce the sectional area of (a wire, tube, etc.) by pulling through a die.
23. to wrinkle or shrink by contraction.
24. Med. to cause to discharge: to draw an abscess by a poultice.
25. (of a vessel) to need (a specific depth of water) to float.
26. to finish (a contest) with neither side winning; tie.
27.
a. to take or be dealt (a playing card or cards) from the pack.
b. (in bridge) to remove the outstanding cards in (a suit) by leading.
28. (in billiards) to cause (a cue ball) to recoil after impact by administering a backward spin on the stroke.
29. to steep (tea) in boiling water.
v.i.
30. to exert a pulling, moving, or attracting force.
31. to move or pass, esp. slowly or continuously, as under a pulling force: The day draws near.
32. to take out a sword, pistol, etc., for action.
33. to hold a drawing, lottery, or the like: to draw for prizes.
34. to sketch or to trace figures; create a picture or depict an image by drawing.
35. to be skilled in or practice the art of drawing.
36. to shrink or contract (often fol. by up).
37. to make a demand (usu. fol. by on or upon): to draw on one's imagination.
38.
a. to act as an irritant; cause blisters.
b. to cause blood, pus, or the like to gather at a specific point.
39. to produce or permit a draft, as a flue.
40. to leave a contest undecided; tie.
41. to attract customers, an audience, etc.
42. to pull back the string of a bow in preparation for shooting an arrow.
43. draw away,
a. to move away.
b. to move farther ahead: One runner drew away from the pack.
44. draw in,
a. to cause to take part or enter, esp. unwittingly: This is your fight; don't draw me in.
b. to make a sketch or drawing of: to draw in a human figure against the landscape.
45. draw off, to move back or away.
46. draw on,
a. to come nearer; approach: Winter was drawing on.
b. to clothe oneself in: to draw on one's gloves.
c. to utilize or make use of, esp. as a source: The article draws heavily on gossip.
47. draw out,
a. to pull out; remove.
b. to prolong.
c. to persuade to speak.
d. to take (money) from a place of deposit.
48. draw up,
a. to draft, esp. in legal form or as a formal proposal.
b. to put into position; arrange in order or formation.
c. to bring or come to a stop; halt: The bus drew up at the curb.
n.
49. an act of drawing.
50. something that attracts customers, an audience, etc.
51. something that is moved by being drawn, as the movable part of a drawbridge.
52. something that is chosen or drawn at random, as a lot or chance.
54. a contest that ends in a tie.
55. Also called draw play. a football play in which the quarterback fades as if to pass and then hands the ball to a back who is running toward the line of scrimmage.
56.
b. (in poker) a card or cards taken or dealt from the pack.
57.
a. a small, natural drainageway with a shallow bed; gully.
b. the dry bed of a stream.
c. Chiefly Western U.S. a coulee; ravine.
58. the pull necessary to draw a bow to its full extent.
Idioms:
1. beat to the draw, to react more quickly than (an opponent).
2. draw oneself up, to assume an erect posture.
[before 900; Old English dragan; c. Old Norse draga to draw, Old High German tragan to carry; compare drag]
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Noun1.drew - United States actor (born in Ireland)Drew - United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862)
Translations

draw

(droː) past tense drew (druː) : past participle drawn verb
1. to make a picture or pictures (of), usually with a pencil, crayons etc. During his stay in hospital he drew a great deal; Shall I draw a cow?
2. to pull along, out or towards oneself. She drew the child towards her; He drew a gun suddenly and fired; All water had to be drawn from a well; The cart was drawn by a pony.
3. to move (towards or away from someone or something). The car drew away from the kerb; Christmas is drawing closer.
4. to play (a game) in which neither side wins. The match was drawn / We drew at 1–1.
5. to obtain (money) from a fund, bank etc. to draw a pension / an allowance.
6. to open or close (curtains).
7. to attract. She was trying to draw my attention to something.
noun
1. a drawn game. The match ended in a draw.
2. an attraction. The acrobats' act should be a real draw.
3. the selecting of winning tickets in a raffle, lottery etc. a prize draw.
4. an act of drawing, especially a gun. He's quick on the draw.
ˈdrawing noun
(the art of making) a picture made with a pencil, crayon etc. the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci; I am no good at drawing.
drawn adjective
1. (of curtains) pulled together or closed. The curtains were drawn, although it was still daylight.
2. (of a game etc) neither won nor lost. a drawn match.
3. (of a blade etc) pulled out of its sheath. a drawn sword.
4. (of a person) strained and tired. His face was pale and drawn.
ˈdrawback noun
a disadvantage. There are several drawbacks to his plan.
ˈdrawbridge noun
a bridge (at the entrance to a castle) which can be pulled up or let down.
ˈdrawing-pin noun
(American ˈthumbtack) a pin with a broad, flat head used for fastening paper to a board etc.
ˈdrawstring noun
a cord threaded through the top of a bag etc for closing it.
draw a blank
to be unsuccessful in a search, inquiry etc.
draw a conclusion from
to come to a conclusion after thinking about (what one has learned). Don't draw any hasty conclusions from what I've said!
draw in
(of a car etc) to come to a halt at the side of the road.
draw the line
to fix a limit especially for what one is prepared to do.
draw/cast lots
to decide who is to do etc something by drawing names out of a box etc. Five of us drew lots for the two pop-concert tickets.
draw off
to pour out (liquid) from a large container. The barman drew off a pint of beer.
draw on
to use (money, strength, memory etc) as a source. I'll have to draw on my savings.
draw on
1. to pull on. He drew on his gloves.
2. to come nearer. Night drew on.
draw out
1. to take (money) from a bank. I drew out $40 yesterday.
2. to make longer. We drew out the journey as much as we could but we still arrived early.
3. (of a car etc) to move into the middle of the road from the side.
draw up
1. (of a car etc) to stop. We drew up outside their house.
2. to arrange in an acceptable form or order. They drew up the soldiers in line; The solicitor drew up a contract for them to sign.
3. to move closer. Draw up a chair!
4. to extend (oneself) into an upright position. He drew himself up to his full height.
long drawn out
going on for a long time. The meeting was long drawn out; a long-drawn-out meeting/scream.

drew

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References in classic literature ?
They drew under the same plan as before, but there could be but one result--Clayton drew the 1875 piece.
Beaufort's heavy brown-stone palace, and drew all the world there without lifting her jewelled little finger.
She played and sang;and drew in almost every style; but steadiness had always been wanting; and in nothing had she approached the degree of excellence which she would have been glad to command, and ought not to have failed of.
Kearns himself drew two cards, but did not look at them.
He cursed, and with the stump drew great firm lines.
In that case, supposing Miss Fairlie ultimately decided on holding to her engagement, my necessary personal communication with her, before I drew her settlement, would become something like a downright impossibility, and we should be obliged to commit to writing questions which ought always to be discussed on both sides by word of mouth.
Spurred on by the seeming hopelessness of his plight, the Orange Odwar burst into a sudden fury of offense that forced the Black back a half dozen steps, and then the sword of U-Dor's piece leaped in and drew first blood, from the shoulder of his merciless opponent.
They were learning to draw,' the Dormouse went on, yawning and rubbing its eyes, for it was getting very sleepy; `and they drew all manner of things--everything that begins with an M--'
When he thought he had a fish he drew them in with a great deal of trouble.
He drew portraits, with a piece of coal, of the cardinal; and as his talents did not enable him to produce a very good likeness, he wrote under the picture that there might be little doubt regarding the original: "Portrait of the Illustrious Coxcomb, Mazarin.
Some of the households were lively, some mournful; some were stopping at the doors of wayside inns; where, in due time, the Durbeyfield menagerie also drew up to bait horses and refresh the travellers.
Her pretty little upper lip, on which a delicate dark down was just perceptible, was too short for her teeth, but it lifted all the more sweetly, and was especially charming when she occasionally drew it down to meet the lower lip.