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5 definitions found
 for draw
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Draw \Draw\, v. i.
     1. To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have
        force to move anything by pulling; as, a horse draws well;
        the sails of a ship draw well.
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     Note: A sail is said to draw when it is filled with wind.
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     2. To draw a liquid from some receptacle, as water from a
        well.
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              The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to
              draw with, and the well is deep.      --John iv. 11.
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     3. To exert an attractive force; to act as an inducement or
        enticement.
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              Keep a watch upon the particular bias of their
              minds, that it may not draw too much. --Addison.
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     4. (Med.) To have efficiency as an epispastic; to act as a
        sinapism; -- said of a blister, poultice, etc.
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     5. To have draught, as a chimney, flue, or the like; to
        furnish transmission to smoke, gases, etc.
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     6. To unsheathe a weapon, especially a sword.
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              So soon as ever thou seest him, draw; and as thou
              drawest, swear horrible.              --Shak.
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     7. To perform the act, or practice the art, of delineation;
        to sketch; to form figures or pictures. "Skill in
        drawing." --Locke.
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     8. To become contracted; to shrink. "To draw into less room."
        --Bacon.
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     9. To move; to come or go; literally, to draw one's self; --
        with prepositions and adverbs; as, to draw away, to move
        off, esp. in racing, to get in front; to obtain the lead
        or increase it; to draw back, to retreat; to draw level,
        to move up even (with another); to come up to or overtake
        another; to draw off, to retire or retreat; to draw on, to
        advance; to draw up, to form in array; to draw near, draw
        nigh, or draw towards, to approach; to draw together, to
        come together, to collect.
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     10. To make a draft or written demand for payment of money
         deposited or due; -- usually with on or upon.
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               You may draw on me for the expenses of your
               journey.                             --Jay.
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     11. To admit the action of pulling or dragging; to undergo
         draught; as, a carriage draws easily.
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     12. To sink in water; to require a depth for floating.
         "Greater hulks draw deep." --Shak.
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     To draw to a head.
         (a) (Med.) To begin to suppurate; to ripen, as a boil.
         (b) Fig.: To ripen, to approach the time for action; as,
             the plot draws to a head.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Draw \Draw\, n.
     1. The act of drawing; draught.
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     2. A lot or chance to be drawn.
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     3. the act of drawing a lot or chance. "The luck of the
        draw."
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     3. A drawn game or battle, etc; a tied game; a tie. [Colloq.]
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     4. That part of a bridge which may be raised, swung round, or
        drawn aside; the movable part of a drawbridge. See the
        Note under Drawbridge. [U.S.]
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     5. The result of drawing, or state of being drawn; specif.:
        (a) A drawn battle, game, or the like.
        (b) The spin or twist imparted to a ball, or the like, by
            a drawing stroke.
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     6. That which is drawn or is subject to drawing.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  draw \draw\ (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. Drew (dr[udd]); p. p.
     Drawn (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Drawing.] [OE.
     dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to
     Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to
     OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth.
     dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin
     to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. [root]73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a
     cart, 1st Dredge.]
     1. To cause to move continuously by force applied in advance
        of the thing moved; to pull along; to haul; to drag; to
        cause to follow.
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              He cast him down to ground, and all along
              Drew him through dirt and mire without remorse.
                                                    --Spenser.
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              He hastened to draw the stranger into a private
              room.                                 --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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              Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the
              judgment seats?                       --James ii. 6.
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              The arrow is now drawn to the head.   --Atterbury.
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     2. To influence to move or tend toward one's self; to
        exercise an attracting force upon; to call towards itself;
        to attract; hence, to entice; to allure; to induce.
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              The poet
              Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and
              floods.                               --Shak.
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              All eyes you draw, and with the eyes the heart.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     3. To cause to come out for one's use or benefit; to extract;
        to educe; to bring forth; as:
        (a) To bring or take out, or to let out, from some
            receptacle, as a stick or post from a hole, water from
            a cask or well, etc.
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                  The drew out the staves of the ark. --2 Chron.
                                                    v. 9.
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                  Draw thee waters for the siege.   --Nahum iii.
                                                    14.
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                  I opened the tumor by the point of a lancet
                  without drawing one drop of blood. --Wiseman.
        (b) To pull from a sheath, as a sword.
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                  I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy
                  them.                             --Ex. xv. 9.
        (c) To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.
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                  Spirits, by distillations, may be drawn out of
                  vegetable juices, which shall flame and fume of
                  themselves.                       --Cheyne.
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                  Until you had drawn oaths from him. --Shak.
        (d) To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from
            evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to
            derive.
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                  We do not draw the moral lessons we might from
                  history.                          --Burke.
        (e) To take or procure from a place of deposit; to call
            for and receive from a fund, or the like; as, to draw
            money from a bank.
        (f) To take from a box or wheel, as a lottery ticket; to
            receive from a lottery by the drawing out of the
            numbers for prizes or blanks; hence, to obtain by good
            fortune; to win; to gain; as, he drew a prize.
        (g) To select by the drawing of lots.
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                  Provided magistracies were filled by men freely
                  chosen or drawn.                  --Freeman.
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     4. To remove the contents of; as:
        (a) To drain by emptying; to suck dry.
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                  Sucking and drawing the breast dischargeth the
                  milk as fast as it can generated. --Wiseman.
        (b) To extract the bowels of; to eviscerate; as, to draw a
            fowl; to hang, draw, and quarter a criminal.
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                  In private draw your poultry, clean your tripe.
                                                    --King.
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     5. To take into the lungs; to inhale; to inspire; hence,
        also, to utter or produce by an inhalation; to heave.
        "Where I first drew air." --Milton.
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              Drew, or seemed to draw, a dying groan. --Dryden.
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     6. To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch;
        to extend, as a mass of metal into wire.
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              How long her face is drawn!           --Shak.
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              And the huge Offa's dike which he drew from the
              mouth of Wye to that of Dee.          --J. R. Green.
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     7. To run, extend, or produce, as a line on any surface;
        hence, also, to form by marking; to make by an instrument
        of delineation; to produce, as a sketch, figure, or
        picture.
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     8. To represent by lines drawn; to form a sketch or a picture
        of; to represent by a picture; to delineate; hence, to
        represent by words; to depict; to describe.
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              A flattering painter who made it his care
              To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.
                                                    --Goldsmith.
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              Can I, untouched, the fair one's passions move,
              Or thou draw beauty and not feel its power? --Prior.
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     9. To write in due form; to prepare a draught of; as, to draw
        a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange.
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              Clerk, draw a deed of gift.           --Shak.
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     10. To require (so great a depth, as of water) for floating;
         -- said of a vessel; to sink so deep in (water); as, a
         ship draws ten feet of water.
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     11. To withdraw. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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               Go wash thy face, and draw the action. --Shak.
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     12. To trace by scent; to track; -- a hunting term.
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     13. (Games)
         (a) (Cricket) To play (a short-length ball directed at
             the leg stump) with an inclined bat so as to deflect
             the ball between the legs and the wicket.
         (b) (Golf) To hit (the ball) with the toe of the club so
             that it is deflected toward the left.
         (c) (Billiards) To strike (the cue ball) below the center
             so as to give it a backward rotation which causes it
             to take a backward direction on striking another
             ball.
         (d) (Curling) To throw up (the stone) gently.
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     14. To leave (a contest) undecided; as, the battle or game
         was drawn. "Win, lose, or draw."
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     Note: Draw, in most of its uses, retains some shade of its
           original sense, to pull, to move forward by the
           application of force in advance, or to extend in
           length, and usually expresses an action as gradual or
           continuous, and leisurely. We pour liquid quickly, but
           we draw it in a continued stream. We force compliance
           by threats, but we draw it by gradual prevalence. We
           may write a letter with haste, but we draw a bill with
           slow caution and regard to a precise form. We draw a
           bar of metal by continued beating.
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     To draw a bow, to bend the bow by drawing the string for
        discharging the arrow.
  
     To draw a cover, to clear a cover of the game it contains.
        
  
     To draw a curtain, to cause a curtain to slide or move,
        either closing or unclosing. "Night draws the curtain,
        which the sun withdraws." --Herbert.
  
     To draw a line, to fix a limit or boundary.
  
     To draw back, to receive back, as duties on goods for
        exportation.
  
     To draw breath, to breathe. --Shak.
  
     To draw cuts or To draw lots. See under Cut, n.
  
     To draw in.
         (a) To bring or pull in; to collect.
         (b) To entice; to inveigle.
  
     To draw interest, to produce or gain interest.
  
     To draw off, to withdraw; to abstract. --Addison.
  
     To draw on, to bring on; to occasion; to cause. "War which
        either his negligence drew on, or his practices procured."
        --Hayward.
  
     To draw (one) out, to elicit cunningly the thoughts and
        feelings of another.
  
     To draw out, to stretch or extend; to protract; to spread
        out. -- "Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all
        generations?" --Ps. lxxxv. 5. "Linked sweetness long drawn
        out." --Milton.
  
     To draw over, to cause to come over, to induce to leave one
        part or side for the opposite one.
  
     To draw the longbow, to exaggerate; to tell preposterous
        tales.
  
     To draw (one) to or To draw (one) on to (something), to
        move, to incite, to induce. "How many actions most
        ridiculous hast thou been drawn to by thy fantasy?"
        --Shak.
  
     To draw up.
         (a) To compose in due form; to draught; to form in
             writing.
         (b) To arrange in order, as a body of troops; to array.
             "Drawn up in battle to receive the charge." --Dryden.
  
     Syn: To Draw, Drag.
  
     Usage: Draw differs from drag in this, that drag implies a
            natural inaptitude for drawing, or positive
            resistance; it is applied to things pulled or hauled
            along the ground, or moved with toil or difficulty.
            Draw is applied to all bodies moved by force in
            advance, whatever may be the degree of force; it
            commonly implies that some kind of aptitude or
            provision exists for drawing. Draw is the more general
            or generic term, and drag the more specific. We say,
            the horses draw a coach or wagon, but they drag it
            through mire; yet draw is properly used in both cases.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  draw
      n 1: a gully that is shallower than a ravine
      2: an entertainer who attracts large audiences; "he was the
         biggest drawing card they had" [syn: drawing card, draw,
         attraction, attractor, attracter]
      3: the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the
         winner is undecided; "the game ended in a draw"; "their
         record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie" [syn: draw,
         standoff, tie]
      4: anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random;
         "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it" [syn: draw,
         lot]
      5: a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; "he got
         a pair of kings in the draw"
      6: a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed
         golfer; "he took lessons to cure his hooking" [syn: hook,
         draw, hooking]
      7: (American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass
         and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward
         the line of scrimmage [syn: draw, draw play]
      8: poker in which a player can discard cards and receive
         substitutes from the dealer; "he played only draw and stud"
         [syn: draw, draw poker]
      9: the act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the
         hill went very slowly" [syn: draw, haul, haulage]
      v 1: cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
           [syn: pull, draw, force] [ant: force, push]
      2: get or derive; "He drew great benefits from his membership in
         the association" [syn: reap, draw]
      3: make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the
         outline of a figure in the sand" [syn: trace, draw,
         line, describe, delineate]
      4: make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here";
         "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate";
         "What do you make of his remarks?" [syn: draw, make]
      5: bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a
         cover; "draw a weapon"; "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled
         a knife on his victim" [syn: draw, pull, pull out, get
         out, take out]
      6: represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk,
         etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
      7: take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from
         the barrel" [syn: draw, take out]
      8: give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
         [syn: describe, depict, draw]
      9: select or take in from a given group or region; "The
         participants in the experiment were drawn from a
         representative population"
      10: elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause,
          etc.; "The President's comments drew sharp criticism from
          the Republicans"; "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"
      11: suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a
          cigarette" [syn: puff, drag, draw]
      12: move or go steadily or gradually; "The ship drew near the
          shore"
      13: remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew
          $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies
          from the hospital's emergency bank" [syn: withdraw,
          draw, take out, draw off] [ant: bank, deposit]
      14: choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots" [syn: draw,
          cast]
      15: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He
          drew a base on balls" [syn: draw, get]
      16: bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition; "She
          was drawn to despair"; "The President refused to be drawn
          into delivering an ultimatum"; "The session was drawn to a
          close"
      17: cause to flow; "The nurse drew blood"
      18: write a legal document or paper; "The deed was drawn in the
          lawyer's office"
      19: engage in drawing; "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
      20: move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; "draw the
          shades"; "draw the curtains"
      21: allow a draft; "This chimney draws very well"
      22: require a specified depth for floating; "This boat draws 70
          inches"
      23: pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his
          extremities, so as to execute him; "in the old days, people
          were drawn and quartered for certain crimes" [syn: draw,
          quarter, draw and quarter]
      24: cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force
          upon, either physically or in an abstract sense; "A
          declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last
          quarter" [syn: pull, draw]
      25: take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water
          well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words" [syn:
          absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up,
          draw, take in, take up]
      26: direct toward itself or oneself by means of some
          psychological power or physical attributes; "Her good looks
          attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many
          potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The
          store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new
          customers" [syn: attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw
          in] [ant: beat back, drive, force back, push back,
          repel, repulse]
      27: thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string";
          "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried
          cranberries" [syn: string, thread, draw]
      28: stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow); "The archers
          were drawing their bows" [syn: pull back, draw]
      29: pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her
          body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He
          drew her hair through his fingers" [syn: guide, run,
          draw, pass]
      30: finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.;
          "The teams drew a tie" [syn: tie, draw]
      31: contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot
          water"
      32: reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it
          through a die; "draw wire"
      33: steep; pass through a strainer; "draw pulp from the fruit"
      34: remove the entrails of; "draw a chicken" [syn: disembowel,
          eviscerate, draw]
      35: flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by
          pulling it through a die or by stretching; "draw steel"
      36: cause to localize at one point; "Draw blood and pus"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  484 Moby Thesaurus words for "draw":
     Tweedledum and Tweedledee, abbreviate, abysm, abyss, accept,
     acquire, act on, adduct, adduction, admit, advance, affinity,
     allowance, allure, allurement, amount to, appeal, approach,
     argue into, arrange, arrive, arroyo, assume, attendance, attract,
     attractance, attraction, attractiveness, attractivity, avulse, bag,
     bait, bait the hook, balance, be magnetic, be seized of, bear upon,
     bewitch, blandish, bleed, box canyon, box office, breach, break,
     break even, breathe in, bring, bring around, bring forth,
     bring out, bring to life, broach, bulge, cajole, call, canyon,
     capillarity, capillary attraction, captivate, capture, cartoon,
     catch, catch a likeness, cavity, centripetal force, chain-smoke,
     chalk, chap, character, characterize, charcoal, charm, chart,
     chasm, chaw, check, chew, chimney, chink, choose, circumscribe,
     cleft, cleuch, clough, coarct, coax, coeval, coexistent, col,
     collect, color, come by, come close, come in for, come into,
     come near, come to, come up to, compact, compile, compose,
     compress, concentrate, conclude, concomitant, condense,
     consolidate, constrict, constringe, contemporary, continue,
     contract, contrive, convince, copy, corral, correspond, coulee,
     couloir, crack, cramp, cranny, crayon, create, crevasse, crevice,
     crosshatch, curtail, cut, cut out, cwm, dash off, daub, dead heat,
     deadlock, deadwood, decant, decoy, decrease, deduce, defile,
     delineate, dell, depart, depend on, depict, deploy, deracinate,
     derive, derive from, describe, design, devise, diagram, dig out,
     dig up, dike, disentangle, ditch, ditto, donga, doodle, dope,
     draft, draft off, drag, drag down, drag out, draggle, drain,
     drain off, drain out, draw back, draw from, draw in, draw nigh,
     draw off, draw on, draw out, draw together, draw towards, draw up,
     drawing power, dredge, dredge up, earn, edge, educe, elicit,
     elongate, employ, empty, enchant, ensnare, enter into possession,
     entice, enticement, equal, eradicate, even, even break, even off,
     evoke, evolve, evulse, excavate, excavation, excise,
     exert influence, exhaust, exploit, express, exsect, extend,
     extract, extricate, fair shake, fall back on, fascinate, fault,
     fetch, fissure, flaw, flirt, flirt with, flume, formulate,
     fracture, frame, frequence, frequenting, furrow, gain, gap, gape,
     gash, gather, get, get cozy with, get out, give the come-on,
     give words to, go away, gorge, gouge out, gravitation, gravity,
     groove, grub up, gulch, gulf, gully, hale, halt, handicap, harvest,
     hatch, haul, have, have an attraction, have coming in, head start,
     heave, hit off, hole, incision, inhale, inhale snuff, inspire,
     inveigle, joint, keep pace with, kloof, knit, knot, knotted score,
     lead on, leak, leave, lengthen, lengthen out, let, let blood,
     let out, limn, lobby, lobby through, lug, lure, magnet, magnetism,
     magnetize, make, make advances, make overtures, make up to,
     make use of, map, marshal, match, match up with, measure up to,
     milk, mine, moat, mutual attraction, narrow, near,
     neck-and-neck race, net, notate, notch, nullah, number present,
     obtain, odds, offer bait to, opening, order, outline, paint,
     paint a picture, parallel, pass, passage, paunch, pencil, persuade,
     phlebotomize, photo finish, pick, pick out, picture, picturize,
     pipette, pluck out, pluck up, portray, position, pour, prepare,
     print, procure, produce, prolong, prolongate, prompt, protract,
     pucker, pucker up, puff, pull, pull down, pull in, pull out,
     pull strings, pull towards, pull up, pulling power, pump, pump out,
     purse, put together, quarry, rake out, rank, ravine, reach, reap,
     receive, recoil, reduce, register, rely on, remove, render, rent,
     represent, resort to, retreat, rift, rime, rip out, rival,
     root out, root up, rope in, rub, run abreast, run to, rupture,
     sack, schematize, scissure, score, scratch, scumble, seam, secure,
     seduce, seduction, select, set forth, shade, shorten, shrink from,
     siphon, siphon off, sketch, slit, slot, smoke, snake, solidify,
     spin out, split, stack up with, stalemate, standoff, standstill,
     start, stencil, stop, strain, strangle, strangulate, stretch,
     stretch out, string out, suck, suck in, suck out, symbolize,
     sympathy, take, take a rubbing, take in, take in tow, take on,
     take out, take over, take snuff, tap, tauten, tear out, tense,
     the same, tie, tighten, tint, touch, tow, trace, trace out,
     trace over, traction, trail, train, trawl, trench, troll, tug,
     turnout, unearth, unravel, unsheathe, uproot, use, valley, vantage,
     venesect, void, wadi, weed out, wile, win, win over, wire-pull,
     withdraw, woo, work on, wrest out, wrinkle, write
  
  

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