HyperDic: draw_out

English > 6 senses of the expression draw out:
VERBcommunicationdraw outcause to speak, "Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet"
changedraw out, prolong, protract, extendlengthen in time
emotiondraw outmake more sociable
creationdraw out, educe, evoke, elicit, extractdeduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning / meaning)
contactdraw out, aspirate, suck outremove as if by suction
contactdraw out, extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, rip out, tear outremove, usually with some force or effort
English > draw out: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningCause to speak, "Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet".
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderreach outattempt to communicate
English > draw out: 6 senses > verb 2, change
Meaninglengthen in time; cause to be or last / last longer.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsprolong, protract, extend
Narrowerextendprolong the time allowed for payment of
spin, spin outprolong or extend
temporize, temporisedraw out a discussion or process in order to gain time
Broaderlengthenmake longer
Similar tocarry, extendContinue or extend
Spanishalargar, extenderse, prolongar
Catalanallargar, estendre's, prolongar
English > draw out: 6 senses > verb 3, emotion
Meaningmake more sociable.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Broaderencourageinspire with confidence
English > draw out: 6 senses > verb 4, creation
Meaningdeduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning / meaning).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymseduce, evoke, elicit, extract
Broaderinterpret, construe, seemake sense of
See alsodrawtake liquid out of a container or well
Spanisheducir, lograr, sacar
Catalanextraure, extreure, treure
English > draw out: 6 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningRemove as if by suction.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsaspirate, suck out
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Similar tosuck in, draw indraw in as if by suction
English > draw out: 6 senses > verb 6, contact
MeaningRemove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsextract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, rip out, tear out
Narrowerdemodulateextract information from a modulated carrier wave
threadRemove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string
wring out, squeeze outextract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Similar todraw, pull, pull out, get out, take outBring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
Spanishextraer, sacar
Catalanextreure

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