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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRAW OUT

A partner has the right to draw out any, or all, of the partnership funds.

Would you choose that I should draw out the story to five volumes more?

Instead she caught the chance to draw out of me all I had learned from the harbor.

To draw out the pomp and circumstance of opening the conference?

Scale and draw out the entrails of the fish without opening the belly, give them a wash, and let them drain from the water.

But how will they draw out the plan of which you are speaking?

They should be sharp-tipped so as to draw out easily and smooth throughout.

But it was the instinct of both to draw out the visitor's confidence.

Isn't it I am praying you to draw out of it in time, for all our sakes?

What a confounded fool I was not to draw out when Upton wished it!

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, spelling alteration of Old English dragan "to drag, to draw, protract" (class VI strong verb; past tense drog, past participle dragen), from Proto-Germanic *draganan "carry" (cf. Old Norse draga "to draw," Old Saxon dragan, Old Frisian draga, Middle Dutch draghen, Old High German tragen, German tragen "to carry, bear"), from PIE root *dhragh- (see drag (v.)).

Sense of "make a line or figure" (by "drawing" a pencil across paper) is c.1200. Meaning "pull out a weapon" is c.1200. To draw a criminal (drag him from a horse to place of execution) is from early 14c. To draw a blank "come up with nothing" (1825) is an image from lotteries. As a noun, from 1660s; colloquial sense of "anything that can draw a crowd" is from 1881 (the verb in this sense is 1580s).

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