Have you ever drawn out someone to do something? What does it mean? Well, here is a good opportunity to learn 9 phrasal verbs with “draw”.
Meaning: days are becoming shorter as autumn is coming.
Ex: It’s much colder and the days are drawing in.
DRAW ON/UPON SOMETHING
Meaning: begin using a supply.
Ex: I spent all my money on vacation and now I have to draw on my savings.
Ex: The summer holiday drew out because we were bored.
DRAW OUT SOMEONE
Meaning; to encourage someone to express his/her thoughts.
Ex: Paul drew out Julie to talk about her work.
DRAW SOMEONE INTO SOMETHING
Meaning; to involve someone in an unpleasant situation.
Ex: It’s not fair to draw me into your arguments with our colleagues.
DRAW SOMETHING DOWN
Meaning: pull something down.
Ex: Ronnie locked the door and pulled the shutters down.
DRAW SOMETHING OFF
Meaning: to remove a small amount of liquid.
Ex: I had to draw some coffee off my cup because it was overflown.
DRAW UP SOMETHING
Meaning; prepare formal documents.
Ex: The company lawyer drew up the contract.
DRAW YOURSELF UP
Meaning; to stand up straight, usually in an attempt to look important.
Ex: I know you are tired, but please try to draw yourself up for the photo.
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