draw\ out

v. phr.
1. To take out; remove.

Johnny drew a dollar out of the bank to buy his mother a present.

The hunter drew out his gun and shot the snake.

2. To make (a person) talk or tell something.

Jimmy was bashful but Mrs. Wilson drew him out by asking him about baseball.

3. To make come out; bring out.

The bell of the ice-cream truck drew the children out of the houses.

Mary was drawn out of her silence by Billy's jokes.

4. To make longer or too long; stretch.

The Smiths drew out their vacation at the beach an extra week.

It was a long drawn out meeting because everybody tried to talk at once.

Mary and her mother drew out their good-byes so long at the bus station that Mary almost missed the bus.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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