What is the Meaning of DRAW OUT?
draw out s.o./s.t.
draw s.o./s.t. out
gently encourage someone (who may be shy or uncomfortable) to talk
- Let’s invite Marie to the dinner party. She is good at drawing people out, and making them feel comfortable.
- His daughter is very shy but she loves animals, so if you talk about your puppy, you might be able to draw her out.
Note: often use in the passive voice
- I hope the negotiations won’t be too drawn out.
- Please don’t draw this discussion out longer than is necessary.
- If you draw out the vowel sound when you say, “Really?”, it sounds like you are surprised.
|present participle:||DRAWING OUT|
|past participle:||DRAWN OUT|