undraw

[ uhn-draw ]
/ ʌnˈdrɔ /

verb (used with object), un·drew, un·drawn, un·draw·ing.

to draw open or aside: to undraw a curtain.

verb (used without object), un·drew, un·drawn, un·draw·ing.

to be drawn open or aside.

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Origin of undraw

1350–1400; Middle English undrawen to withdraw; see un-2, draw
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Example sentences from the Web for undraw

  • Susan went in, but did not undraw the curtain as she stood beside the bed.

    The Parent's Assistant|Maria Edgeworth
  • Undraw the curtain, that I may see you, and tell me;—I thought I heard some strange voice just now talking to my child.

    The Parent's Assistant|Maria Edgeworth
  • Exhausted by the effort, he let his right arm fall for a moment, while with his left he tried to undraw the bolts behind him.

    Chicot the Jester|Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • Seeing the faint light of early day without, the girl rose to undraw the curtain.