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Draw

To aim a firearm, or deadly weapon, at a particular target.

To prepare a written bill of exchange, Commercial Paper, draft, or negotiable instrument and place one's signature on it, creating a legal obligation under its terms. To write a document, such as a deed, complaint, or petition, including the essential information necessary to make it legally effective upon its execution by the designated parties.

To lawfully remove money from an account held in a bank, treasury, or other depository.

draw

v. 1) to prepare any document. 2) specifically to have prepared and sign a bill of exchange or check.

draw

(Attendance), noun frequence, level of attendance

draw

(Attraction), noun attractiveness, enticement, force, gravity, influence, magnetism, pull

draw

(Tie), noun dead heat, deadlock, impasse, standoff

draw

(Depict), verb delineate, describe, picture, represent, sketch

draw

(Extract), verb concentrate, condense, derive, pull, receive
See also: acquire, bait, bet, characterize, choose, copy, deadlock, delineate, depict, deplete, detail, educe, exhaust, extract, gain, inveigle, lottery, lure, motivate, portray, reap, receive, trace

draw

to write in due form. In relation to a BILL OF EXCHANGE, to draw a bill is to write it (draw it) in such a way that an unconditional order is addressed to another (the drawee).
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So every night they would draw straws to see which one would get the one room they could afford.
Because of redistricting and the need for staggered terms in the Senate, all senators had to draw straws for either a two-year or four-year term.
We had to draw straws to team up with the other writers and Joy and I ended up in a room together.
Brandt of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York said the procedure has become so commonplace that his nurses have become inured to it, and no longer have to draw straws when a patient arrives for one.
While Minnie Driver and co all bravely draw straws to decide which of them must make the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of the others, Clem's mind is elsewhere.
The decision to test had been announced several months before the competition, and when the athletes arrived in the Bahamas for the contest, they were told that they would draw straws and that the men who drew the two short straws would be tested.