draw somebody out

draw somebody out
ˌdraw sbˈout derived
to encourage sb to talk or express themselves freely
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  • draw — draw1 W1S1 [dro: US dro:] v past tense drew [dru:] past participle drawn [dro:n US dro:n] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(picture)¦ 2 draw (somebody s) attention 3 draw a conclusion 4 draw a comparison/parallel/distinction etc 5¦(get a reaction)¦ 6¦(attract)¦ 7¦(get… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • draw out — verb 1. cause to speak, Can you draw her out she is always so quiet (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑reach out • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody 2. lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer (Freq. 1) We prolonged o …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw off — verb 1. remove by drawing or pulling (Freq. 1) She placed the tray down and drew off the cloth draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese • Syn: ↑draw away, ↑pull off • Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw in — verb 1. pull inward or towards a center (Freq. 1) The pilot drew in the landing gear The cat retracted his claws • Syn: ↑retract • Derivationally related forms: ↑retraction (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw a blank — verb be unable to remember I m drawing a blank You are blocking the name of your first wife! • Syn: ↑forget, ↑block, ↑blank out • Ant: ↑remember (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw — [c]/drɔ / (say draw) verb (drew /dru / (say drooh), drawn, drawing) –verb (t) 1. (sometimes followed by along, away, in, out …   Australian English dictionary

  • draw back — verb 1. pull back or move away or backward (Freq. 8) The enemy withdrew The limo pulled away from the curb • Syn: ↑withdraw, ↑retreat, ↑pull away, ↑recede, ↑pull back, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull out — verb 1. move out or away (Freq. 4) The troops pulled out after the cease fire • Syn: ↑get out • Ant: ↑pull in • Derivationally related forms: ↑pullout …   Useful english dictionary

  • get out — verb 1. move out of or depart from (Freq. 31) leave the room the fugitive has left the country • Syn: ↑exit, ↑go out, ↑leave • Ant: ↑enter ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • check out — verb 1. examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition (Freq. 6) check the brakes Check out the engine • Syn: ↑check, ↑check up on, ↑look into, ↑suss out, ↑check …   Useful english dictionary

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