What is the Meaning of the English Phrasal Verb
for English Language Learners (ELL) – those learning to speak English as a Second Language (ESL), or English as an Additional Language (EAL)
draw out someone/something
draw someone/something out
gently encourage someone (who may be shy or uncomfortable) to talk
1. Let’s invite Marie to the dinner party. She is good at drawing people out, and making them feel comfortable.
2. His daughter is very shy but she loves animals, so if you talk about your puppy, you might be able to draw her out.
make something continue longer than is usual or necessary
Note: often used in the passive voice
1. I hope the negotiations won’t be too drawn out.
2. Please don’t draw this discussion out longer than is necessary.
3. If you draw out the vowel sound when you say, “Really?”, it sounds like you are surprised.
|present –||DRAW OUT|
|present participle –||DRAWING OUT|
|past –||DREW OUT|
|past participle –||DRAWN OUT|