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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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Officials at Wetherby and Sandown had already drawn stumps early, with the freezing temperatures that hit the country on Thursday night leading to both tracks calling off their weekend fixtures yesterday.
I should have drawn stumps at that point - let's just get that on the record.
Asked about comments he made in the House of Commons last June that the Home Office was aiming to remove 2,500 failed applicants each month, Mr Blunkett said: 'I should have drawn stumps at that point - let's just get that on the record.