draw off

verb
1. remove by drawing or pulling (Freq. 1)
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She placed the tray down and drew off the cloth

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draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese

Syn: ↑draw away, ↑pull off
Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑take away, ↑withdraw
Verb Group: ↑pluck, ↑tweak, ↑pull off, ↑pick off
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

2. remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
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She drew $2,000 from the account

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The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank

Syn: ↑withdraw, ↑draw, ↑take out
Ant: ↑deposit (for: ↑withdraw)
Derivationally related forms: ↑drawee (for: ↑draw), ↑drawer (for: ↑draw), ↑withdrawer (for: ↑withdraw), ↑withdrawal (for: ↑withdraw)
Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑take away, ↑withdraw
Hyponyms:
cheque, ↑check out, ↑dip, ↑divert, ↑hive off, ↑overdraw, ↑tap, ↑divest, ↑disinvest
Verb Group: ↑draw, ↑take out
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s PP

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verb
: to remove especially from an environment or container : withdraw, abstract; often : to extract by distillation
: to move away especially to allow oneself room for action, regrouping, or reconsideration

the enemies' losses forced them to draw off

we drew off from that approach and reexamined the situation

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draw off
1. To cause to flow from a barrel, etc
2. To withdraw
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Main Entry:draw

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ˌdraw ˈoff [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they draw off he/she/it draws off present participle drawing off past tense drew off past participle drawn off] phrasal verb
to take some of the liquid out of something
Thesaurus: to remove or move liquidhyponym
Main entry: draw

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draw off [phrasal verb]
draw off (something) or draw (something) off : to take or remove (something) from a source or supply

They illegally drew off thousands of dollars that had been donated to the charity.

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Main Entry:draw

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • draw off — index disengage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • draw off — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms draw off : present tense I/you/we/they draw off he/she/it draws off present participle drawing off past tense drew off past participle drawn off to take some of the liquid out of something …   English dictionary

  • draw off — PHRASAL VERB If a quantity of liquid is drawn off from a larger quantity, it is taken from it, usually by means of a needle or pipe. [be V ed P] The fluid can be drawn off with a syringe... [V P n (not pron)] He allowed the doctors to open a vein …   English dictionary

  • draw off — {v. phr.} To drain away; deflect. * /A light flanking attack was made in order to draw off the enemy s fire./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • draw off — {v. phr.} To drain away; deflect. * /A light flanking attack was made in order to draw off the enemy s fire./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • draw off — phr verb Draw off is used with these nouns as the object: ↑pint …   Collocations dictionary

  • draw\ off — v. phr. To drain away; deflect. A light flanking attack was made in order to draw off the enemy s fire …   Словарь американских идиом

  • draw off — remove, pull off, take off …   English contemporary dictionary

  • draw off — verb Date: 13th century transitive verb remove, withdraw intransitive verb to move apart or ahead …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • To draw off — draw draw (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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