Meaning of "draw" in Essential American English Dictionary


verb us /drɔ/ (past tense drew, past participle drawn)

A1 to make a picture with a pen or pencil:

She drew a picture of a tree.

to attract someone to a place or person:

He’s an excellent speaker who always draws a crowd.

to move somewhere, usually in a vehicle:

The train drew into the station.

to pull something or someone in a particular direction:

He took her hand and drew her toward him.
draw near/close

to become nearer in space or time:

Her wedding is drawing nearer every day.
draw attention (to)

to make someone notice something or someone:

We think she wears those strange clothes to draw attention to herself.
draw the curtains

(also draw out) to take money from your bank account

(Definition of “draw” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)