1 pull, tug, tow, drag, haul, lug:
The gypsy caravan was drawn by two horses.
2 pull or take out, extract; unsheathe, unholster:
The cowboy drew his gun and began firing.
3 draw off; pour; drain off or out:
She drew two pails of water for the horses.
4 attract, gather, allure, lure, bring out or forth, elicit, Colloq pull:
Anything will draw a crowd in New York.
5 depict, sketch, portray, outline, delineate, design, limn, paint:
The artist was drawing pictures in chalk on the pavement.
6 devise, draw up, draft, create, contrive, frame, compose, prepare:
The plans for the new civic centre have not yet been drawn.
7 inhale, breathe (in), inspire; suck in:
She's very ill and may draw her last breath any minute.
8 draw out, withdraw, take, receive, get, acquire, obtain, secure, procure, extract, remove:
I have to draw some money from my bank account for groceries.
9 choose, pick, select, take:
It is your turn to draw a card.
10 draw back. retreat, recoil, shrink (from), withdraw:
He drew back quickly when he saw the snake.
11 draw in. arrive, pull in:
The train drew in to the station.
12 draw off.
(a) tap, pour:
The barmaid drew off two large beers from the keg.
(b) withdraw, draw or go away, depart, leave:
The Indians drew off and waited to see what we would do.
13 draw on.
(a) employ, use, make use of, exploit, have resort or recourse to, resort to, fall back on, rely or depend on:
She drew on her years of experience as a doctor.
(b) come close or near, near, draw nigh, approach, advance:
With the cold season drawing on, we had to get in the crops.
14 draw out.
(a) extend, drag out, prolong, protract, lengthen, stretch, spin out:
Her visit has been drawn out to a week.
(b) elicit, evoke, induce to talk:
I drew him out on his feelings about social security.
(c) See 8, above.
15 draw up.
(a) halt, stop, pull up or over:
A taxi drew up and I got in.
(b) draft, compose, prepare, put down (in writing), frame, compile, put together, formulate:
We drew up the agreement only yesterday.
(c) arrange, deploy, position, order, rank, marshal:
The troops were drawn up in full battle array.
16 magnetism, attraction, lure, enticement, Colloq pull, drawing power:
The draw of the rock concert was extraordinary.
17 tie, stalemate, dead heat, deadlock:
The race ended in a draw for second place.