draw out

  1. lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
    We prolonged our stay
    The meeting was drawn out until midnight
    She extended her visit by another day
  2. cause to speak
    Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet
  3. deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
    We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant
  4. remove by suction
    aspirate the wound
  5. remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
    extract a bad tooth
    take out a splinter
    extract information from the telegram
    pull weeds
  6. make more sociable
    The therapist drew out the shy girl
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How To Use draw out In A Sentence

  • Many who are really holy may have the double disadvantage, first, to be under such circumstances as will frequently draw out their natural infirmities, and then to have them greatened and heightened in the apprehension of them with whom they have to do; which was actually the case of David all his days, and of Hannah, 1 Sam. i. Pneumatologia
  • The girl was so dark-eyed and dark-haired, that she seemed to receive a deeper and more lustrous colour from the sun when it shone upon her, the boy was so light-eyed and light-haired that the self-same rays appeared to draw out of him what little colour he ever possessed.
  • But could they draw out a telly prog any further?
  • We draw out our money from the local ATMs in pesos and do our bet to hoard change, since cambio is always in short supply and small stores rarely have any change. SMA Cost of Living
  • One came to an heap of twenty measures, there were but ten; .. one came to the pressfat for to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, there were but twenty. Sermons. Volume the Second.
  • Didas 'instructions were for the time being to insinuate himself by every kind of obsequiousness into Demetrius' confidence and intimacy so as to be able to draw out all his secrets and ascertain his hidden sentiments. The History of Rome, Vol. VI
  • Though the nuclear plant referendum is nonbinding - organizers call it "consultative" - it is expected to draw out more of Lithuania's usually apathetic 2.6 million registered voters. Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz
  • The hyaena was a fool, it did not know the weasel surpassed it in subtlety; it thought the meat was tied; but when it tried to draw out its tail, it was fast. Popular Tales from the Norse
  • And the doctor must be familiar with the issues that are important to young people and know how to draw out information and dispense advice without sounding preachy.
  • A needle attached to a syringe, or to a special blood collecting container, is pushed into the vein and the syringe is used to draw out a sample of your blood.
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