- 1to make a picture of something or someone with a pencil or pen
- 2to attract people or things towards a particular place or person
- 3to end a game or competition with neither side winning
Using draw: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "draw" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
She drew a portrait of her mother.
The smell of fresh bread drew me into the bakery.
The game ended in a draw.
The new art exhibit is expected to draw a large crowd.
draw Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with draw
I don't mind helping out, but I draw the line at working overtime without pay.
I tried to remember his name, but I drew a blank.
After reviewing all the facts, I was able to draw a conclusion about what happened.
Origins of draw
from Old English 'dragan', meaning 'to drag'
Summary: draw in Brief
The verb 'draw' [drɔː] can mean to create a picture with a pencil or pen, to attract people or things, or to end a game without a winner. It can also be used in phrases like 'draw the line,' meaning to set limits, and 'draw a blank,' meaning to forget something. Formal synonyms include 'depict' and 'attract,' while informal ones include 'sketch out' and 'pull in.'