7. drawing out, drawing from, taking; requisition, demand, order, claim; drain, outflow, withdrawal, depletion.
8. haulage, force; pull, tug, heave; haul, load, burden, baggage, freight, cargo, lading.
9. air regulator, damper, movable plate, check, stop, hindrance; vent, ventilator.
10. beast of burden; donkey, mule, ox.
-v. 11. draw, Archaic, limn, sketch, delineate; etch; trace, outline, diagram, design.
12. write, compose, put together, draw up; formulate, frame, plan, block out.
13. conscript, impress. See - conscript (def. 1).
14. draw, pull, haul, drag, tow, tug, yank.
-adj. 15. tentative, proposed, preliminary, trial, provisional, temporary, speculative; flexible, adaptable, unsettled, unfinished, incomplete, undeveloped; outline, skeletal, sketchy, rough, diagrammatic.
16. (usu. of beer) on tap, cask-drawn, from a cask. 17. (usu. of animals) drawing, hauling, pulling,
draftsman, n. 1. sketcher, planner, designer,
drafter, drawer, delineator; artist.
2. (of documents or speeches) writer, author, framer, composer, formulator, planner.
3. Brit, (in the game) checker, draughtsman.
drag, v. 1. haul, hale, lug, draw, pull, strain; tow, take in tow, tug; trawl, troll, trail.
2. dredge; rake, harrow, grade.
3. (all usu. in reference to irrelevant matter) introduce, insert, bring in, put in, stick in, pop in, slip in, work in, worm in, squeeze in, foist in.
4. crawl, creep, go at a snail's pace; trudge, plod; shamble, shuffle, limp along, poke along, Inf. mosey.
5. protract, prolong, lengthen, extend, draw out, spin out, stretch out; expatiate, amplify, dilate, expand, enlarge upon; perorate, speak at length, spin a long yarn, go on and on, never finish.
6. draggle, straggle, lag behind, trail behind; linger, loiter, dillydally, dally, shillyshally, Inf. lallygag.
-n. 7. Slang, bore, dryasdust; SI. drip, SI. pill. See - bore (def. 2).
8. Slang, (all of transvestites) attire, apparel, dress. See - attire (def. 2).
draggle, v. 1. drabble, bedrabble, bedraggle, Archaic. daggle; (all by dragging through mud, dirt, etc.) soil, dirty, muddy, begrime, bemire.
2. straggle, drag or trail or lag behind, dally, dillydally, shillyshally, Inf. lallygag.
dragoon, n. 1. cavalryman, trooper, mounted soldier, cavalier, cuirassier, horseman, equestrian; chasseur, hussar, uhlan.
-v. 2. force, coerce, compel, impel, drive, put the screws on or to; crush, ride roughshod over, trample, ride herd on; tyrannize, rule despotically, oppress, suppress, repress, browbeat,
drain, v. 1. draw off, sluice, pump off, withdraw, remover take away; extract, milk, tap, broach; filter, filtrate, percolate.
2. deprive, impoverish, pauperize, ruin; consume, empty, expend, deplete, exhaust; tax, sap, bleed, enervate, devitalize; reduce, wear, degenerate, debilitate, cripple, impair.
3. flow out, well out, effuse, shed; leak, discharge, exude, ooze, seep, trickle.
-n. 4. pipe, conduit, culvert, sewer, cloaca, tube; gutter, Brit, sough, trench, ditch; outlet, channel, watercourse.
5. expenditure, disbursement, outflow, outgo; withdrawal, reduction, strain, depletion, exhaustion,
drainage, n. 1. piping, tubing, guttering, sewage system.