Idioms for draw

Origin of draw

before 900; Middle English drawen, Old English dragan; cognate with Old Norse draga to draw, German tragen to carry; cf. drag

OTHER WORDS FROM draw

synonym study for draw

1. Draw, drag, haul, pull imply causing movement of an object toward one by exerting force upon it. To draw is to move by a force, in the direction from which the force is exerted: A magnet draws iron to it. To drag is to draw with the force necessary to overcome friction between the object drawn and the surface on which it rests: to drag a sled to the top of a hill. To haul is to transport a heavy object slowly by mechanical force or with sustained effort: to haul a large boat across a portage. To pull is to draw or tug, exerting varying amounts of force according to the effort needed: to pull out an eyelash; to pull fighting dogs apart.
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British Dictionary definitions for draw up (1 of 2)

draw up

verb (adverb)

to come or cause to come to a halt
(tr)
  1. to prepare a draft of (a legal document)
  2. to formulate and write out in appropriate formto draw up a contract
(used reflexively) to straighten oneself
to form or arrange (a body of soldiers, etc) in order or formation

British Dictionary definitions for draw up (2 of 2)

draw
/ (drɔː) /

verb draws, drawing, drew or drawn

noun

Derived forms of draw

drawable, adjective

Word Origin for draw

Old English dragan; related to Old Norse draga; Old Frisian draga, Old Saxon dragan, Old High German tragan to carry
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Idioms and Phrases with draw up (1 of 2)

draw up

1

Compose or write out in a set form, as in The lawyer drew up the contract. [First half of 1600s]

2

Arrange in order or formation, put in position, as in The band-leader drew up his players, or The officer drew up the troops. [c. 1600]

3

Bring or come to a halt, as in The car drew up to the curb. [Early 1800s]

4

draw oneself up. Assume an erect posture to express dignity or indignation. For example, She drew herself up and protested. [Mid-1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with draw up (2 of 2)

draw

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