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draw out

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present tense
I/you/we/theydraw out
he/she/itdraws out
present participledrawing out
past tensedrew out
past participledrawn out
  1. 1
    [transitive] to make something continue longer than usual

    This action could draw the dispute out for another six months.

    People with southern accents tend to draw out their vowels.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to move out of a place

    Slowly the train drew out of the station.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of draw out
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