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DRAW OUT





Definition:

  1. [verb] cause to speak, "Can you draw her out

  2. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: prolong, protract, extend

  3. [verb] make more sociable; "The therapist drew out the shy girl"

  4. [verb] deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
    Synonyms: educe, evoke, elicit, extract

  5. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out

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