draw off
verb Date: 13th century transitive verb remove, withdraw intransitive verb to move apart or ahead

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

  • draw off — verb 1. remove by drawing or pulling (Freq. 1) She placed the tray down and drew off the cloth draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese • Syn: ↑draw away, ↑pull off • Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑ …   Useful english 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

  • 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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