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Meaning of DRAW OUT

Pronunciation:  droawt

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  1. [v]  lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer; "We prolonged our stay"; "She extended her visit by another day"; "The meeting was drawn out until midnight"
  2. [v]  cause to speak, "Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet."
  3. [v]  draw or pull out, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense; "pull weeds"; "extract a bad tooth"; "take out a splinter"; "extract information from the telegram"
  4. [v]  deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
  5. [v]  make more sociable; "The therapist drew out the shy girl"
 Synonyms: educe, elicit, evoke, extend, extract, extract, prolong, protract, pull, pull out, pull up, take out
 See Also: construe, demodulate, encourage, interpret, lengthen, reach out, remove, see, spin, spin out, squeeze out, take, take away, temporise, temporize, withdraw, wring out



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