draw lots (for to do something)

draw/cast ˈlots (for sth/to do sth) idiom
to choose sb/sth by lot

They drew lots for the right to go first.

Main entry:lotidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • draw lots (for something do something) — draw/cast ˈlots (for sth/to do sth) idiom to choose sb/sth by lot • They drew lots for the right to go first. Main entry: ↑lotidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • cast lots (for to do something) — draw/cast ˈlots (for sth/to do sth) idiom to choose sb/sth by lot • They drew lots for the right to go first. Main entry: ↑lotidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw lots — {v. phr.} To select at random from a series in order to determine precedents or apportionment. * /The refugees to be evacuated drew lots on who would get a place on the first airplane out of the besieged city./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • draw lots — {v. phr.} To select at random from a series in order to determine precedents or apportionment. * /The refugees to be evacuated drew lots on who would get a place on the first airplane out of the besieged city./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To draw lots — 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

  • cast lots (for something do something) — draw/cast ˈlots (for sth/to do sth) idiom to choose sb/sth by lot • They drew lots for the right to go first. Main entry: ↑lotidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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, carry, D.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • draw — draw1 W1S1 [dro: US dro:] v past tense drew [dru:] past participle drawn [dro:n US dro:n] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(picture)¦ 2 draw (somebody s) attention 3 draw a conclusion 4 draw a comparison/parallel/distinction etc 5¦(get a reaction)¦ 6¦(attract)¦ 7¦(get… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • draw — 1 verb past tense drew, past participle drawn PICTURE/DESCRIPTION 1 WITH PENCIL (I, T) to make a picture of something with a pencil or pen: Can I draw your portrait? | I ve never been able to draw well. | draw sb sth/draw sth for sb: Hans drew… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • draw — draw1 [ drɔ ] (past tense drew [ dru ] ; past participle drawn [ drɔn ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 create picture ▸ 2 move slowly/smoothly ▸ 3 pull something ▸ 4 get information from ▸ 5 choose someone/something ▸ 6 compare two things ▸ 7 get particular… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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