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Draw vs. Equal: What's the Difference?

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on September 30, 2023
"Draw" refers to a tie in a game or contest, or the act of sketching, while "Equal" means having the same value, quantity, or effect.

Key Differences

"Draw" and "Equal" are two English words with diverse meanings and uses, but when considering them in the realm of competition or comparison, they have overlapping nuances. In competitive contexts, a "Draw" typically means that neither side has won or lost; the competitors have finished evenly. For instance, in a soccer match where both teams score the same number of goals, it ends in a draw.
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"Equal," on the other hand, is broader in its application. It describes things that are the same in quantity, value, size, or degree. When two things are "Equal," they are alike or equivalent in some particular aspect. For example, in mathematics, if two quantities have the same value, they are equal. This is represented by the equal sign (=).
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However, "Draw" isn't restricted to competitive outcomes. It can also refer to the act of producing a picture by making lines and marks on paper, typically with a pencil or pen. So, while someone might "Draw" a portrait, they wouldn't "Equal" a portrait.
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To contrast, "Equal" can also have implications in the realm of rights and opportunities. When we say all individuals are created "Equal," we emphasize the inherent worth and rights that every person possesses. This sense is not interchangeable with "Draw."
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Comparison Chart

Definition

A tie in a competition or contest
Being the same in quantity, value, or size
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Grammatical Use

Can be a noun, verb, or adjective
Commonly used as an adjective or verb
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In Artistic Context

Refers to sketching or making pictures
Does not apply
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In Competitive Context

An outcome where neither side wins or loses
Describes identical scores or points
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In Rights and Worth

Does not apply
Implies identical worth or status
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Draw and Equal Definitions

Draw

To produce a picture or diagram by marking a surface.
She can draw beautiful landscapes.
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Equal

Having the same rights or status.
All citizens are equal under the law.
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Draw

A result in a game where neither side wins.
The match ended in a draw.
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Equal

Adequate or sufficient in quality.
His effort is equal to the task.
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Draw

To take or get from a source.
She draws her inspiration from nature.
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Equal

Having the same quantity, measure, or value as another.
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Draw

To cause to move after or toward one by applying continuous force; drag
Drew the chair closer to the table.
A team of horses drawing a wagon.
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Equal

(Mathematics) Being the same or identical to in value.
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Draw

To cause to move in a given direction or to a given position, as by leading
The teacher drew the children into the room to see the decorations.
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Equal

Having the same privileges, status, or rights
Citizens equal before the law.
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Draw

To move or pull so as to cover or uncover something
Draw the curtains.
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Equal

Being the same for all members of a group
Gave every player an equal chance to win.
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Draw

To cause to flow forth
A pump drawing water.
A blow that drew blood.
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Equal

Having the requisite qualities, such as strength or ability, for a task or situation
"Elizabeth found herself quite equal to the scene" (Jane Austen).
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Draw

To suck or take in (air, for example); inhale.
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Equal

Similar to or the same as another, as in ability
As the playoffs began, the teams were considered roughly equal.
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Draw

To require (a specified depth of water) for floating
A boat drawing 18 inches.
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Equal

One that is equal to another
These two models are equals in computing power.
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Draw

To take or pull out
Drew a gun from beneath the counter.
Drew out a fat wallet.
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Equal

To be equal to, especially in value.
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Draw

To extract or take for one's own use
Draw strength from one's friends.
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Equal

To do, make, or produce something equal to
Equaled the world record in the mile run.
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Draw

To make (tea) by steeping.
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Equal

(not comparable) The same in all respects.
Equal conditions should produce equal results.
All men are created equal.
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Draw

To eviscerate; disembowel
A traitor to the king who was drawn and quartered.
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Equal

Exactly identical, having the same value.
All right angles are equal.
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Draw

To cause to come by attracting; attract
Afraid the casino will draw undesirable elements to the town.
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Equal

(obsolete) Fair, impartial.
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Draw

To select or take in from a given group, type, or region
Draw clients from all levels of society.
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Equal

(comparable) Adequate; sufficiently capable or qualified.
This test is pretty tough, but I think I'm equal to it.
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Draw

To bring to a certain condition or action; lead
Drawn to despair.
Drew them to resign.
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Equal

(obsolete) Not variable; equable; uniform; even.
An equal movement
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Draw

To bring about deliberately; provoke
Draw enemy fire.
Draw a penalty on an opponent.
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Equal

(music) Intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all female; not mixed.
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Draw

To evoke as a response; elicit
A performance that drew jeers from the audience.
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Equal

To be equal to, to have the same value as; to correspond to.
Two plus two equals four.
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Draw

To earn; gain
Deposits that draw interest at a rate of 5 percent.
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Equal

(transitive) To make equivalent to; to cause to match.
David equaled the water levels of the bottles, so they now both contain exactly 1 liter.
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Draw

To withdraw (money).
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Equal

(informal) To have as its consequence.
Losing this deal equals losing your job.
Might does not equal right.
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Draw

To use (a check, for example) when paying.
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Equal

A person or thing of equal status to others.
We're all equals here.
This beer has no equal.
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Draw

To receive on a regular basis or at a specified time
Draw a pension.
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Equal

(obsolete) State of being equal; equality.
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Draw

To take or receive by chance
Draw lots.
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Equal

Agreeing in quantity, size, quality, degree, value, etc.; having the same magnitude, the same value, the same degree, etc.; - applied to number, degree, quantity, and intensity, and to any subject which admits of them; neither inferior nor superior, greater nor less, better nor worse; corresponding; alike; as, equal quantities of land, water, etc. ; houses of equal size; persons of equal stature or talents; commodities of equal value.
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Draw

To take (cards) from a dealer or central stack.
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Equal

Bearing a suitable relation; of just proportion; having competent power, abilities, or means; adequate; as, he is not equal to the task.
The Scots trusted not their own numbers as equal to fight with the English.
It is not permitted to me to make my commendations equal to your merit.
Whose voice an equal messengerConveyed thy meaning mild.
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Draw

To force (a card) to be played.
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Equal

Not variable; equable; uniform; even; as, an equal movement.
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Draw

To end or leave (a contest) tied or undecided.
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Equal

Evenly balanced; not unduly inclining to either side; characterized by fairness; unbiased; impartial; equitable; just.
Are not my ways equal?
Thee, O Jove, no equal judge I deem.
Nor think it equal to answer deliberate reason with sudden heat and noise.
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Draw

To hit or strike (a billiard ball, for example) so as to give it backspin.
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Equal

Of the same interest or concern; indifferent.
They who are not disposed to receive them may let them alone or reject them; it is equal to me.
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Draw

To hit (a golf ball) with a draw.
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Equal

Intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all female; - opposed to mixed.
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Draw

To make tense or taut
Drew the rope across the ravine.
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Equal

Exactly agreeing with respect to quantity.
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Draw

To pull back the string of (a bow).
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Equal

One not inferior or superior to another; one having the same or a similar age, rank, station, office, talents, strength, or other quality or condition; an equal quantity or number; as, "If equals be taken from equals the remainders are equal."
Those who were once his equals envy and defame him.
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Draw

To distort the shape of
He drew his face into a scowl.
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Equal

State of being equal; equality.
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Draw

To flatten, stretch, or mold (metal) by hammering or die stamping.
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Equal

To be or become equal to; to have the same quantity, the same value, the same degree or rank, or the like, with; to be commen urate with.
On me whose all not equals Edward's moiety.
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Draw

To shape or elongate (a wire, for example) by pulling through dies.
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Equal

To make equal return to; to recompense fully.
Who answered all her cares, and equaled all her love.
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Draw

To inscribe (a line or lines) with a pencil or other marking implement.
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Equal

To make equal or equal to; to equalize; hence, to compare or regard as equals; to put on equality.
He would not equal the mind that he found in himself to the infinite and incomprehensible.
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Draw

To make a likeness of on a surface, using mostly lines; depict with lines
Drew a map of the area.
Drawing landscapes and still lifes.
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Equal

A person who is of equal standing with another in a group
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Draw

To portray in writing or speech; depict with words
Draws moving scenes of ghetto life.
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Equal

Be identical or equivalent to;
One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!
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Draw

To formulate or devise from evidence or data at hand
Draw a comparison.
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Equal

Be equal to in quality or ability;
Nothing can rival cotton for durability
Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues
Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents
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Draw

To compose or write out in legal format
Draw a deed.
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Equal

Make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching;
Let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office
The company matched the discount policy of its competitors
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Draw

To proceed or move steadily
A ship drawing near the shore.
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Equal

Well matched; having the same quantity, value, or measure as another;
On equal terms
All men are equal before the law
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Draw

To attract customers or spectators
The new play is drawing well.
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Equal

Equal in amount or value;
Like amounts
Equivalent amounts
The same amount
Gave one six blows and the other a like number
An equal number
The same number
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Draw

To pour forth liquid
The patient's veins don't draw easily.
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Equal

Being the same in quantity, size, or degree.
The teams have equal points in the league.
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Draw

To cause suppuration.
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Equal

To be the same as in value or measure.
Four quarters equal a dollar.
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Draw

To take in a draft of air
The flue isn't drawing.
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Equal

To match or rival in performance.
She has no equal in the field of art.
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Draw

To steep in or as if in the manner of tea.
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Draw

To pull out a weapon for use.
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Draw

To use or call upon part of a fund or supply
Drawing on an account.
Drew from the experience of fellow workers.
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Draw

To contract or tighten
Material that draws when it dries.
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Draw

To conclude a contest without either side winning; tie
The chess players drew in 32 moves.
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Draw

To make a likeness with lines on a surface; sketch.
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Draw

An act of drawing.
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Draw

The result of drawing.
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Draw

Something drawn, especially a lot, card, or cards drawn at random.
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The arrangement of competitors in a tournament in which the matchups are made at random.
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Draw

A matchup or opponent in such a tournament.
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Draw

An inhalation, especially through a pipe or other smoking implement.
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One that attracts interest, customers, or spectators
A singer who is a popular draw.
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The movable part of a drawbridge.
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A special advantage; an edge
Have the draw on one's enemies.
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Draw

A contest ending without either side winning.
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A small natural depression that water drains into; a shallow gully.
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(Football) A play in which the quarterback drops back as if to pass and then runs or hands off to a running back.
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(Sports) A face-off.
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(Games) A draw shot.
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(Sports) A moderate, usually controlled hook in golf.
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Draw

To move or develop something.
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Draw

To sketch; depict with lines; to produce a picture with pencil, crayon, chalk, etc. on paper, cardboard, etc.
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To deduce or infer.
He tried to draw a conclusion from the facts.
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Draw

To steep, leave temporarily so as to allow the flavour to increase.
Tea is much nicer if you let it draw for more than two minutes before pouring.
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Draw

(transitive) To take or procure from a place of deposit; to call for and receive from a fund, etc.
To draw money from a bank
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Draw

To take into the lungs; to inhale.
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Draw

(used with prepositions and adverbs) To move; to come or go.
We drew back from the cliff edge.
The runners drew level with each other as they approached the finish line.
Draw near to the fire and I will tell you a tale.
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Draw

To approach, come to, or arrive at a point in time or a process.
The end of the world draws near.
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Draw

(transitive) To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive.
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Draw

To withdraw.
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Draw

(archaic) To draw up (a document).
To draw a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange
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Draw

To exert or experience force.
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Draw

(transitive) To drag, pull.
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(intransitive) To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have force to move anything by pulling.
This horse draws well.
A ship's sail is said to draw when it is filled with wind.
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Draw

To pull out, unsheathe (as a gun from a holster, or a tooth).
They drew their swords and fought each other.
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Draw

To undergo the action of pulling or dragging.
The carriage draws easily.
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Draw

(archery) To pull back the bowstring and its arrow in preparation for shooting.
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Draw

(of curtains, etc.) To close.
You should draw the curtains at night.
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Draw

(of curtains, etc.) To open.
She drew the curtains to let in the sunlight.
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Draw

(cards) To take the top card of a deck into hand.
At the start of their turn, each player must draw a card.
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Draw

(fluidic) To remove or separate or displace.
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Draw

To extract a liquid, or cause a liquid to come out, primarily water or blood.
Draw water from a well;
Draw water for a bath;
The wound drew blood
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Draw

To drain by emptying; to suck dry.
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Draw

(figurative) To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.
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Draw

To sink in water; to require a depth for floating.
A ship draws ten feet of water.
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Draw

To work as an epispastic; said of a blister, poultice, etc.
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Draw

(intransitive) To have a draught; to transmit smoke, gases, etc.
The chimney won't draw properly if it's clogged up with soot.
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Draw

(analogous) To consume, for example, power.
The circuit draws three hundred watts.
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Draw

To change in size or shape.
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To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch.
To draw a mass of metal into wire
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Draw

(intransitive) To become contracted; to shrink.
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To attract or be attracted.
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To attract.
The citizens were afraid the casino would draw an undesirable element to their town.
I was drawn to her.
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To induce (a reticent person) to speak.
He refused to be drawn on the subject
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Draw

(hunting) To search for game.
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To cause.
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Draw

(intransitive) To exert an attractive force; (figurative) to act as an inducement or enticement.
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Draw

(usually as draw on or draw upon) To rely on; utilize as a source.
She had to draw upon her experience to solve the problem.
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Draw

To disembowel.
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Draw

To end a game in a draw (with neither side winning).
We drew last time we played.
I drew him last time I played him.
I drew my last game against him.
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Draw

To choose by means of a random selection process.
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To select by the drawing of lots.
The winning lottery numbers were drawn every Tuesday.
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Draw

(transitive) To win in a lottery or similar game of chance.
He drew a prize.
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(poker) To trade in cards for replacements in draw poker games; to attempt to improve one's hand with future cards. See also draw out.
Jill has four diamonds; she'll try to draw for a flush.
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Draw

(curling) To make a shot that lands gently in the house (the circular target) without knocking out other stones.
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(cricket) To play (a short-length ball directed at the leg stump) with an inclined bat so as to deflect the ball between the legs and the wicket.
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(golf) To hit (the ball) with the toe of the club so that it is deflected toward the left.
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(billiards) To strike (the cue ball) below the center so as to give it a backward rotation which causes it to take a backward direction on striking another ball.
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The result of a contest that neither side has won; a tie.
The game ended in a draw.
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The procedure by which the result of a lottery is determined.
The draw is on Saturday.
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Something that attracts e.g. a crowd.
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The act of drawing.
The Wild West's quick-draw champion
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(cricket) The result of a two-innings match in which at least one side did not complete all their innings before time ran out (as distinguished from a tie).
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(golf) A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves intentionally to the left. See hook, slice, fade.
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(curling) A shot that is intended to land gently in the house (the circular target) without knocking out other stones; cf. takeout.
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(geography) A dry stream bed that drains surface water only during periods of heavy rain or flooding.
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A bag of cannabis.
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Cannabis.
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In a commission-based job, an advance on future (potential) commissions given to an employee by the employer.
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(poker) A situation in which one or more players has four cards of the same suit or four out of five necessary cards for a straight and requires a further card to make their flush or straight.
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(archery) The act of pulling back the strings in preparation of firing.
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(sports) The spin or twist imparted to a ball etc. by a drawing stroke.
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Draft in the sense of the flow through a flue of gasses (smoke) resulting from a combustion process, possibly adjustable with a damper.
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To cause to move continuously by force applied in advance of the thing moved; to pull along; to haul; to drag; to cause to follow.
He cast him down to ground, and all alongDrew him through dirt and mire without remorse.
He hastened to draw the stranger into a private room.
Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
The arrow is now drawn to the head.
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To influence to move or tend toward one's self; to exercise an attracting force upon; to call towards itself; to attract; hence, to entice; to allure; to induce.
The poetDid feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and floods.
All eyes you draw, and with the eyes the heart.
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To cause to come out for one's use or benefit; to extract; to educe; to bring forth; as: (a) To bring or take out, or to let out, from some receptacle, as a stick or post from a hole, water from a cask or well, etc.
The drew out the staves of the ark.
Draw thee waters for the siege.
I opened the tumor by the point of a lancet without drawing one drop of blood.
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Draw

To pull from a sheath, as a sword.
I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
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Draw

To remove the contents of
Sucking and drawing the breast dischargeth the milk as fast as it can generated.
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To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.
Spirits, by distillations, may be drawn out of vegetable juices, which shall flame and fume of themselves.
Until you had drawn oaths from him.
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To extract the bowels of; to eviscerate; as, to draw a fowl; to hang, draw, and quarter a criminal.
In private draw your poultry, clean your tripe.
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Draw

To take into the lungs; to inhale; to inspire; hence, also, to utter or produce by an inhalation; to heave.
Drew, or seemed to draw, a dying groan.
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Draw

To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive.
We do not draw the moral lessons we might from history.
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Draw

To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch; to extend, as a mass of metal into wire.
How long her face is drawn!
And the huge Offa's dike which he drew from the mouth of Wye to that of Dee.
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Draw

To take or procure from a place of deposit; to call for and receive from a fund, or the like; as, to draw money from a bank.
Provided magistracies were filled by men freely chosen or drawn.
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Draw

To run, extend, or produce, as a line on any surface; hence, also, to form by marking; to make by an instrument of delineation; to produce, as a sketch, figure, or picture.
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Draw

To represent by lines drawn; to form a sketch or a picture of; to represent by a picture; to delineate; hence, to represent by words; to depict; to describe.
A flattering painter who made it his careTo draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.
Can I, untouched, the fair one's passions move,Or thou draw beauty and not feel its power?
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Draw

To write in due form; to prepare a draught of; as, to draw a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange.
Clerk, draw a deed of gift.
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Draw

To require (so great a depth, as of water) for floating; - said of a vessel; to sink so deep in (water); as, a ship draws ten feet of water.
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Draw

To withdraw.
Go wash thy face, and draw the action.
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Draw

To trace by scent; to track; - a hunting term.
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Draw

To play (a short-length ball directed at the leg stump) with an inclined bat so as to deflect the ball between the legs and the wicket.
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Draw

To leave (a contest) undecided; as, the battle or game was drawn.
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Draw

To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have force to move anything by pulling; as, a horse draws well; the sails of a ship draw well.
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Draw

To draw a liquid from some receptacle, as water from a well.
The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep.
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Draw

To exert an attractive force; to act as an inducement or enticement.
Keep a watch upon the particular bias of their minds, that it may not draw too much.
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Draw

To have efficiency as an epispastic; to act as a sinapism; - said of a blister, poultice, etc.
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Draw

To have draught, as a chimney, flue, or the like; to furnish transmission to smoke, gases, etc.
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Draw

To unsheathe a weapon, especially a sword.
So soon as ever thou seest him, draw; and as thou drawest, swear horrible.
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Draw

To perform the act, or practice the art, of delineation; to sketch; to form figures or pictures.
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Draw

To become contracted; to shrink.
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Draw

To move; to come or go; literally, to draw one's self; - with prepositions and adverbs; as, to draw away, to move off, esp. in racing, to get in front; to obtain the lead or increase it; to draw back, to retreat; to draw level, to move up even (with another); to come up to or overtake another; to draw off, to retire or retreat; to draw on, to advance; to draw up, to form in array; to draw near, draw nigh, or draw towards, to approach; to draw together, to come together, to collect.
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Draw

To make a draft or written demand for payment of money deposited or due; - usually with on or upon.
You may draw on me for the expenses of your journey.
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Draw

To admit the action of pulling or dragging; to undergo draught; as, a carriage draws easily.
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Draw

To sink in water; to require a depth for floating.
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Draw

The act of drawing; draught.
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Draw

A lot or chance to be drawn.
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Draw

The act of drawing a lot or chance.
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Draw

A drawn game or battle, etc; a tied game; a tie.
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Draw

That part of a bridge which may be raised, swung round, or drawn aside; the movable part of a drawbridge. See the Note under Drawbridge.
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Draw

The result of drawing, or state of being drawn;
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Draw

That which is drawn or is subject to drawing.
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Draw

A gully that is shallower than a ravine
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Draw

An entertainer who attracts large audiences;
He was the biggest drawing card they had
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Draw

The finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided;
The game ended in a draw
Their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie
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Draw

Anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random;
The luck of the draw
They drew lots for it
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Draw

A playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack;
He got a pair of kings in the draw
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Draw

A golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer;
He tooks lessons to cure his hooking
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Draw

(American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage
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Draw

Poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer;
He played only draw and stud
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Draw

The act of drawing or hauling something;
The haul up the hill went very slowly
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Draw

Cause to move along the ground by pulling;
Draw a wagon
Pull a sled
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Draw

Get or derive;
He drew great benefits from his membership in the association
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Draw

Make a mark or lines on a surface;
Draw a line
Trace the outline of a figure in the sand
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Draw

Make, formulate, or derive in the mind;
I draw a line here
Draw a conclusion
Draw parallels
Make an estimate
What do you make of his remarks?
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Draw

Bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover;
Draw a weapon
Pull out a gun
The mugger pulled a knife on his victim
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Draw

Represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface;
She drew an elephant
Draw me a horse
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Draw

Take liquid out of a container or well;
She drew water from the barrel
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Draw

Give a description of;
He drew an elaborate plan of attack
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Draw

Select or take in from a given group or region;
The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population
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Draw

Elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.;
The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans
The comedian drew a lot of laughter
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Draw

Suck in or take (air);
Draw a deep breath
Draw on a cigarette
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Draw

Move or go steadily or gradually;
The ship drew near the shore
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Draw

Remove (a commodity) from (a supply source);
She drew $2,000 from the account
The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank
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Draw

Choose at random;
Draw a card
Cast lots
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Draw

In baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher;
He drew a base on balls
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Draw

Bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition;
She was drawn to despair
The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum
The session was drawn to a close
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Draw

Cause to flow;
The nurse drew blood
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Draw

Write a legal document or paper;
The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office
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Draw

Engage in drawing;
He spent the day drawing in the garden
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Draw

Move or pull so as to cover or uncover something;
Draw the shades
Draw the curtains
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Draw

Allow a draft;
This chimney draws very well
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Draw

Require a specified depth for floating;
This boat draws 70 inches
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Draw

Pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him;
In the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes
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Draw

Take in, also metaphorically;
The sponge absorbs water well
She drew strength from the minister's words
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Draw

Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes;
Her good looks attract the stares of many men
The ad pulled in many potential customers
This pianist pulls huge crowds
The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers
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Draw

Thread on or as if on a string;
String pearls on a string
The child drew glass beads on a string
Thread dried cranberries
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Draw

Pull back the sling of (a bow);
The archers were drawing their bows
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Draw

Guide or pass over something;
He ran his eyes over her body
She ran her fingers along the carved figurine
He drew her hair through his fingers
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Draw

Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.;
The teams drew a tie
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Draw

Contract;
The material drew after it was washed in hot water
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Draw

Reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die;
Draw wire
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Draw

Steep; pass through a strainer;
Draw pulp from the fruit
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Draw

Remove the entrails of;
Draw a chicken
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Draw

Flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching;
Draw steel
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Draw

Cause to localize at one point;
Draw blood and pus
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Draw

To pull or drag something.
He had to draw his suitcase up the stairs.
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Draw

To attract attention or interest.
The event is sure to draw a large crowd.
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FAQs

Is a tie in a game always called a "Draw"?

Typically, but context and specific sports might have unique terms.
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Sep 30, 2023

Can "Draw" refer to artistic activities?

Yes, "Draw" can mean to sketch or create pictures.
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Sep 30, 2023

Can "Equal" be used as a verb?

Yes, like in "Two and two equal four."
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Sep 30, 2023

Does "Draw" imply neither side has an advantage?

In a competitive context, yes, it implies an even result.
Harlon Moss
Sep 30, 2023

Does "Equal" only apply to numbers?

No, "Equal" can refer to worth, rights, quality, and more.
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Sep 30, 2023

Can "Equal" imply similarity in quality?

Yes, like when saying two products are of equal quality.
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Sep 30, 2023

Can "Draw" mean to attract?

Yes, like when an event draws a crowd.
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