Meanwhile, Phi designer Andreas Melbostad created a collection suited to draw out the tough girl in all of us.
Both Jim and his subjects thought it was a moment that was true, a moment he wanted to draw out of them.
Efforts to save the deal could draw out a diplomatic process that was meant to be rapid and conclusive.
Thus, he concocted the idea of a play within a play to draw out the new king's guilt.
The party is known in particular for its ability to draw out voters on down-ballot races.
We do not have to draw out or educe positive activities from a child, as some educational doctrines would have it.
He strove hard to draw out the sword, but all his might could not move it.
It seemed to draw out the poison, turning the indigo white, after which it was removed and another poultice applied.
One after the other, his eleven sons strained to draw out the stranger's sword.
"Well, I'm to find out to-morrow," returned Carrie, disliking to draw out a lie any longer than was necessary.
c.1200, spelling alteration of Old English dragan "to drag, to draw, protract" (class VI strong verb; past tense drog, past participle dragen), from Proto-Germanic *draganan "carry" (cf. Old Norse draga "to draw," Old Saxon dragan, Old Frisian draga, Middle Dutch draghen, Old High German tragen, German tragen "to carry, bear"), from PIE root *dhragh- (see drag (v.)).
Sense of "make a line or figure" (by "drawing" a pencil across paper) is c.1200. Meaning "pull out a weapon" is c.1200. To draw a criminal (drag him from a horse to place of execution) is from early 14c. To draw a blank "come up with nothing" (1825) is an image from lotteries. As a noun, from 1660s; colloquial sense of "anything that can draw a crowd" is from 1881 (the verb in this sense is 1580s).
game or contest that ends without a winner, attested first in drawn match (1610s), of uncertain origin; some speculate it is from withdraw. Draw-game is from 1825. As a verb, "to leave undecided," from 1837.