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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. haul, drag, pull, tub, extract; attract, allure; depict, sketch; draft; win, receive; displace; inhale; elicit, get; disembowel, eviscerate. See attraction, painting, traction. —n. tie. See equality.
- draw back
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(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To move an object]
Syn. pull, drag, attract, move, bring, convey, tug, trail, lug, tow, take in tow, carry, jerk, wrench, yank, trawl, unsheathe, withdraw, hook, siphon, haul, wind in, draw out, extract, pick, magnetize, draw in.
Ant. repel*, repulse, reject.
2. [To make a likeness by drawing]
Syn. sketch, depict, portray, delineate, describe, draft, express, etch, crayon, pencil, outline, trace, make a picture of, represent, illustrate, picture, render, limn, model, form, engrave, caricature, lithograph, profile, silhouette, chart, map, diagram, dash off, doodle; see also paint 1 .
3. [To lure]
Syn. allure, induce, entice; see attract 2 , fascinate .
See Synonym Study at pull .
beat to the draw *,
Syn. be quicker than another, forestall, stop; see anticipate 2 , defeat 1 , prevent .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
1. tie stalemate, *photo finish.
2. attraction pull, magnetism.
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v.
1. pull toward attract, haul, tow, drag, lug, hale, trail, attract.
2. sketch depict, portray, outline, trace, delineate, compose, paint, caricature, draft, fashion, rough out.
3. displace
4. attract allure, entice, lure, tempt, seduce, captivate, mesmerize, pull in, bring forth.
5. elicit induce.
6. deduce extract, formulate, derive, infer, conclude, gather.
ANT.: 1. push, shove. 4. repel, repulse
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To exert force so as to move (something) toward the source of the force: drag, haul, pull, tow, tug. See PUSH. 2. To cause (a liquid) to flow in a steady stream. Also used with off: decant, effuse, pour. See MOVE. 3. To remove (a liquid) by a steady, gradual process. Also used with off: drain, let out, pump, tap2. See INCREASE. 4. To obtain from another source: derive, get, take. See KIN. 5. To direct or impel to oneself by some quality or action: allure, appeal, attract, entice, lure, magnetize, take. Informal: pull. See LIKE. 6. To call forth or bring out (something latent, hidden, or unexpressed). Also used with out: educe, elicit, evoke, summon. See SHOW. 7. To make as income or profit: bring in, clear, earn, gain, gross, net2, pay, produce, realize, repay, return, yield. See MONEY. 8. To arrive at (a conclusion) from evidence or reasoning: conclude, deduce, deduct, gather, infer, judge, understand. See REASON. II noun 1. The act of drawing or pulling a load: draft, drag, haul, pull, traction. See PUSH. 2. An inhalation, as of a cigar, pipe, or cigarette: drag, puff, pull. Slang: hit. See BREATH. 3. The power or quality of attracting: allure, allurement, appeal, attraction, attractiveness, call, charisma, charm, enchantment, enticement, fascination, glamour, lure, magnetism, witchery. Informal: pull. See LIKE. 4. A dominating position, as in a conflict: advantage, better1, bulge, drop, edge, superiority, upper hand, vantage. Informal: inside track, jump. See OVER. 5. An equality of scores, votes, or performances in a contest: dead heat, deadlock, stalemate, standoff, tie. See SAME.

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