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English definition of “draw sb out”

draw sb out

verb uk phrasal verb with draw   /drɔː/ us    /drɑː/ (drew, drawn)
to help someone to express their thoughts and feelings more easily by making that person feel less nervous: Like all good interviewers he manages to draw people out of themselves.Encouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
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