- vt. 画；拉；吸引
- vi. 拉；拖
- n. 平局；抽签
- n. (Draw)人名；(英)德劳
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来自PIE*dhragh, 拉，吸出，词源同drag. 引申义画画，描绘。
- draw: [OE] The Old English ancestor of modern English draw was dragan, which came from a prehistoric Germanic verb *dragan (source also of English drag). This seems to have meant originally ‘carry’ (which is what its German and Dutch descendants tragen and dragen still mean). In English and the Scandinavian languages, however (Swedish draga, for instance), it has evolved to ‘pull’. ‘Sketch’, perhaps the word’s most common modern English sense, developed in Middle English from the notion of ‘drawing’ or ‘pulling’ a pencil, brush, etc across a surface. Dray ‘wagon’  is related to, and perhaps originally came from, Old English dragan.
=> drag, draught, dray
- draw (v.)
- c. 1200, spelling alteration of Old English dragan "to drag, to draw, protract" (class VI strong verb; past tense drog, past participle dragen), from Proto-Germanic *dragan "to draw, pull" (cognates: Old Norse draga "to draw," Old Saxon dragan, Old Frisian draga, Middle Dutch draghen, Old High German tragen, German tragen "to carry, bear"), from PIE root *dhragh- (see drag (v.)).
Sense of "make a line or figure" (by "drawing" a pencil across paper) is c. 1200. Meaning "pull out a weapon" is c. 1200. To draw a criminal (drag him from a horse to place of execution) is from early 14c. To draw a blank "come up with nothing" (1825) is an image from lotteries. As a noun, from 1660s; colloquial sense of "anything that can draw a crowd" is from 1881 (the verb in this sense is 1580s).
- draw (n.)
- game or contest that ends without a winner, attested first in drawn match (1610s), of uncertain origin; some speculate it is from withdraw. Draw-game is from 1825. As a verb, "to leave undecided," from 1837.
- 1. He was waving his arms to draw their attention.
- 2. She learned to draw by tracing pictures out of old storybooks.
- 3. Entry to this prize draw is limited to UK residents.
- 4. We delved through a sackful of letters to draw the winning name.
- 5. He learned how to draw the unclothed human frame.
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