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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Draw \Draw\, v. i. 1. To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have force to move anything by pulling; as, a horse draws well; the sails of a ship draw well. [1913 Webster] Note: A sail is said to draw when it is filled with wind. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw a liquid from some receptacle, as water from a well. [1913 Webster] The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. --John iv. 11. [1913 Webster] 3. To exert an attractive force; to act as an inducement or enticement. [1913 Webster] Keep a watch upon the particular bias of their minds, that it may not draw too much. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 4. (Med.) To have efficiency as an epispastic; to act as a sinapism; -- said of a blister, poultice, etc. [1913 Webster] 5. To have draught, as a chimney, flue, or the like; to furnish transmission to smoke, gases, etc. [1913 Webster] 6. To unsheathe a weapon, especially a sword. [1913 Webster] So soon as ever thou seest him, draw; and as thou drawest, swear horrible. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 7. To perform the act, or practice the art, of delineation; to sketch; to form figures or pictures. "Skill in drawing." --Locke. [1913 Webster] 8. To become contracted; to shrink. "To draw into less room." --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 9. To move; to come or go; literally, to draw one's self; -- with prepositions and adverbs; as, to draw away, to move off, esp. in racing, to get in front; to obtain the lead or increase it; to draw back, to retreat; to draw level, to move up even (with another); to come up to or overtake another; to draw off, to retire or retreat; to draw on, to advance; to draw up, to form in array; to draw near, draw nigh, or draw towards, to approach; to draw together, to come together, to collect. [1913 Webster] 10. To make a draft or written demand for payment of money deposited or due; -- usually with on or upon. [1913 Webster] You may draw on me for the expenses of your journey. --Jay. [1913 Webster] 11. To admit the action of pulling or dragging; to undergo draught; as, a carriage draws easily. [1913 Webster] 12. To sink in water; to require a depth for floating. "Greater hulks draw deep." --Shak. [1913 Webster] To draw to a head. (a) (Med.) To begin to suppurate; to ripen, as a boil. (b) Fig.: To ripen, to approach the time for action; as, the plot draws to a head. [1913 Webster]