(third-person singular simple present draws out, present participle drawing out, simple past drew out, past participle drawn out)
- To make something last for more time than is necessary; prolong; extend.
- It seems the boss tries to draw out these meetings for as long as possible just to punish us.
- To physically extract, as blood from a vein.
- To extract, bring out, as concealed information; elicit; educe.
- To use means to entice or force (an animal) from it's hole or similar hiding place; or, by extension, cause (a shy person) to be more open or talkative.
- They used raw meat to draw the beast out of the cave.
- She's really a neat person if you just take the time to draw her out.
- (poker) To improve a losing hand to a winning hand by receiving additional cards.