a sliding, lidless, horizontal compartment, as in a piece of furniture, that may be drawn out in order to gain access to it.
drawers, (used with a plural verb) an undergarment, with legs, that covers the lower part of the body.
- pre·draw·er, noun
- re·draw·er, noun
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How to use drawer in a sentence
If you’re like my family, you have a drawer full of masks, but they always seem to be dirty.
Sometimes it’s as simple as opening a drawer to climb up a desk, other times, puzzles involve multiple steps, such as manipulating an elevator to reach an unseen floor, distracting enemies, or luring foes into traps.‘Little Nightmares II’ made me dread every moment. And I loved it. | Elise Favis | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
The other 15 or so tablespoons in the family’s flatware drawer are plain.In the fight against evil clones, food may be our greatest weapon | John Kelly | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Unlike other articles of clothing, you can’t simply throw a belt in the dirty clothes at the end of the day—and getting them to stay rolled up in a drawer when not in use is nearly impossible.
Look for treasures in roll-top desks, junk drawers, frames and freezers, as well as taped to toilet lids.How downsizing expert Matt Paxton helps Americans sort through their stuff | Jura Koncius | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
I get the bottle while he opens a desk drawer containing two glasses.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And who else would let them gather dust in some drawer for nearly 50 years?Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, and Others Crowdsource A Dylan Album | Malcolm Jones | November 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But then I had to go back to earning real money and went to work for Businessweek and put the book in a drawer for a long time.How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall | William O’Connor | November 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the day when he pulled open the drawer to show me the gun, I wonder, what I was thinking?Don Carpenter Was a Novelist Both Lacerating and Forgiving | Louis B. Jones | July 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The gun Don used, he kept in the drawer of his writing table at the window, where he always worked.Don Carpenter Was a Novelist Both Lacerating and Forgiving | Louis B. Jones | July 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
"I have a letter somewhere," looking in the machine drawer and finding the letter in the bottom of the workbasket.
The letter was right there at hand in the drawer of the little table upon which Edna had just placed her coffee cup.
Mademoiselle smoothed the letter out, restored it to the envelope, and replaced it in the table drawer.
If the holder has been free from wrong in presenting the check, the bank cannot look to him, but to the drawer for repayment.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
She had opened the drawer of her deskthe top right-hand drawerand was fumbling in it.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for drawer
a person or thing that draws, esp a draughtsman
a person who draws a cheque: See draw (def. 15)
a person who draws up a commercial paper
archaic a person who draws beer, etc, in a bar
(drɔː) a boxlike container in a chest, table, etc, made for sliding in and out
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Other Idioms and Phrases with drawer
see top drawer.
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