draw out a. pull out, root out, uproot, deracinate, remove, extract, withdraw; pluck out, tear out, wrench, wrest,
b. prolong, lengthen, make longer, prolongate, protract; extend, stretch out, elongate, continue, filibuster.
draw up a. write up, compose, draft, prepare; indite, pen, write, redact, put in writing; dash off, scribble down, put down, throw on paper, knock off.
b. arrange, put into position, set, arrange, sort; marshal, order, rank.
c. halt, bring to a stop, stop, rein in; pull up to, sidle up to.
-n. 15. attraction, drawing power, magnetism, charisma; pull, influence, gravity.
16. tie, stalemate, parity, dead heat, Inf. photo finish,
drawback, n. hindrance, impediment, obstacle, stumbling block, hurdle, encumbrance; obstruction, Archaic, remora, oppilation, interference, Law. estoppel; discouragement, deterrent, damper; bar, barrier, stop, stopper, block, barricade; curb, check, balk, catch, hitch, snag; disadvantage, detriment, difficulty, problem, trouble; inconvenience, pain in the neck, nuisance; liability, handicap, weakness, weak spot, flaw, defect, fault, minus,
drawing, n. 1. sketch, tracing, picture, copy; diagram, design, outline, composition; representation, depiction, portrait, portrayal, delineation, figure; cartoon, caricature, black and white, pen and ink.
2. raffle, lottery, draw, lot, sweepstakes, SI. sweep; the numbers.
3. selection, pick, picking, choice, choosing, extraction, withdrawal.
drawing room, n. reception room, reception hall, salon, parlor, living room, sitting room,
drawl, v. 1. twang; prolong syllables, linger over one's words; (all of speech) lengthen, extend, protract, stretch, prolong, prolongate, elongate, drag or draw or stretch or spin out.
-n. 2. regional accent, accent, broad accent or speech, twang,
drawling, adj. twanging, twangy, drawly; (all of speech) monotonous, monotone, singsong, humdrum, droning, longsome; slow, slow-paced, tardigrade, snail-paced, snail-like; lagging; leisurely, languid, dreamy; lazy, otiose,
dread, v. 1. fear, be afraid, worry, Inf. funk, mistrust, distrust, suspect, anticipate, expect, apprehend, forebode; hesitate, falter, have second thoughts, have cold feet; quail, flinch, recoil, shy, shrink; cower, skulk, crouch; shiver, shake, shudder, quiver, shake in one's boots, tremble.
-n. 2. fear, fearfulness, fright, Inf. funk; terror, horror, panic; alarm, perturbation, dismay, consternation, trepidation; worry, disquiet, disquietude, concern; apprehension, misgiving, uncertainty, suspicion, mistrust, distrust, qualm; angst, fear and trembling, anguish, anxiety; uneasiness, apprehensiveness, Inf. butterflies, nervousness, queasiness; cowardice, timidity, diffidence; hesitation, cold feet, second thoughts; Si. heebie-jeebies, the jitters, SI. the willies, SI. the creeps; bugaboo, bugbear, bogy. Fr. bete noire, nightmare.