If you say that the nights, evenings, or days are drawing in, you mean that it is becoming dark at an earlier time in the evening, because autumn or winter is approaching .
If you draw on or draw upon something such as your skill or experience, you make use of it in order to do something.
If you draw up a document, list, or plan, you prepare it and write it out.
to move away or ahead
to withdraw ; retreat
If you draw fire for something that you have done, you cause people to criticize you or attack you because of it.
the valve that controls a sluice
an apparatus for coupling railway cars
to decide an issue by using lots
If a quantity of liquid is drawn off from a larger quantity, it is taken from it, usually by means of a needle or pipe .
If you draw out a sound or a word, you make it last longer than usual .
to tighten the reins
to sew together so finely that the join is scarcely noticeable
Blood is the red liquid that flows inside your body, which you can see if you cut yourself.
a variant of poker in which players are dealt a full hand before the first betting round
a sheet that can be easily removed from underneath a patient in a bed
to close play, as by pulling out the stumps
to play the trump suit until the opponents have none left
a raffle or lottery
A score draw is the result of a football match in which both teams score at least one goal, and they score the same number of goals.
A picture consists of lines and shapes which are drawn, painted, or printed on a surface and show a person, thing, or scene .
Someone's strength in a difficult situation is their confidence or courage .
draw a blank:
to not be able to find someone or something or find out about something
draw a line:
If you draw a line between two things, you make a distinction between them.
Criticism is the action of expressing disapproval of something or someone. A criticism is a statement that expresses disapproval.
to draw lots:
If people draw lots to decide who will do something, they each take a piece of paper from a container . One or more pieces of paper is marked, and the people who take marked pieces are chosen .
draw an income:
A person's or organization's income is the money that they earn or receive, as opposed to the money that they have to spend or pay out.
draw a pension:
If you draw a pension, you receive money from an insurer or the state because you have reached a particular age .
draw a salary:
A salary is the money that someone is paid each month by their employer, especially when they are in a profession such as teaching, law, or medicine.
draw the crabs:
to attract unwelcome attention
draw the line:
to know at what point an activity or situation stops being reasonable and starts to be unacceptable
draw the shot:
to deliver the bowl in such a way that it approaches the jack
a table that can be extended by sliding one or more additional leaves into place
A no-score draw is the result of a football match in which neither team scores any goals .
to draw breath:
If you do not have time to draw breath, you do not have time to have a break from what you are doing.
draw close/draw near:
If an event or period of time is drawing closer or is drawing nearer, it is approaching .
beat to the draw:
to be quicker than (another) in doing something, as in drawing one's weapon
draw a bead on:
to aim a rifle or pistol at
draw an audience:
The audience at a play, concert, film, or public meeting is the group of people watching or listening to it.
draw and quarter:
to disembowel and dismember (a person) after hanging
draw the longbow:
to exaggerate in telling something
draw oneself up:
to assume a straighter posture ; stand or sit straight
to draw a blank:
If you draw a blank when you are looking for someone or something, you do not succeed in finding them.
to draw the line:
If you draw the line at a particular activity, you refuse to do it, because you disapprove of it or because it is more extreme than what you normally do.
draw someone's fire:
to do or say something which makes someone strongly criticize you
A drawstring is a cord that goes through an opening, for example at the top of a bag or a pair of trousers . When the cord is pulled tighter, the opening gets smaller.
draw in one's horns:
to suppress or control one's feelings, esp of anger, enthusiasm, or passion
draw the color line:
to impose or accept the color line