draw out


draw out
verb
1. cause to speak, "Can you draw her out—she is always so quiet" (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑reach out
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

2. lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer (Freq. 1)
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We prolonged our stay

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She extended her visit by another day

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The meeting was drawn out until midnight

Syn: ↑prolong, ↑protract, ↑extend
Derivationally related forms: ↑extendible (for: ↑extend), ↑protraction (for: ↑protract), ↑prolongation (for: ↑prolong)
Hypernyms: ↑lengthen
Hyponyms: ↑extend, ↑temporize, ↑temporise, ↑spin, ↑spin out
Verb Group: ↑carry, ↑extend
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

3. make more sociable
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The therapist drew out the shy girl

Hypernyms: ↑encourage
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

4. deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
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We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant

Syn: ↑educe, ↑evoke, ↑elicit, ↑extract
Hypernyms: ↑interpret, ↑construe, ↑see
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

5. remove as if by suction
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aspirate the wound

Syn: ↑aspirate, ↑suck out
Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑take away, ↑withdraw
Verb Group: ↑suck in, ↑draw in
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

6. remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
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pull weeds

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extract a bad tooth

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take out a splinter

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extract information from the telegram

Syn: ↑extract, ↑pull out, ↑pull, ↑pull up, ↑take out
Derivationally related forms: ↑extractible (for: ↑extract), ↑extraction (for: ↑extract), ↑extractor (for: ↑extract)
Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑take away, ↑withdraw
Hyponyms: ↑wring out, ↑squeeze out, ↑demodulate, ↑thread
Verb Group: ↑draw, ↑pull, ↑pull out, ↑get out, ↑take out
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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Somebody ——s something PP

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draw out [phrasal verb]
1 draw (something) out or draw out (something) : to cause something to leave a source or supply

Trees draw water out of the soil.

Salt will draw out moisture from the vegetables.

2 draw (something) out or draw out (something) : to cause (something) to last longer than the usual or expected amount of time

Questions drew the meeting out for another hour.

The movie's love scene was drawn out.

— see also drawn-out, long-drawn-out
3 draw (someone) out or draw out (someone) : to cause (someone) to talk freely

She tried to draw the frightened child out by asking him questions about his toys.

The reporter had an ability to draw out people.

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Main Entry:draw

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ˌdraw ˈout derived
to become lighter in the evening as summer gets nearer

The

days/evenings

are drawing out.

Main entry:drawderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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