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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theydraw out
he/she/itdraws out
present participledrawing out
past tensedrew out
past participledrawn out
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  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.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to encourage someone to talk more by making them feel more relaxed and confident

    It wasn’t easy to draw him out.

  4. 4
    [intransitive] when the days draw out, it remains light for longer because it will soon be spring
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to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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