Definition of Draw off

1. Verb. Remove by drawing or pulling. "Draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese"

Exact synonyms: Draw Away, Pull Off
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Related verbs: Pick Off, Pluck, Pull Off, Tweak

2. Verb. Remove (a commodity) from (a supply source). "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"
Exact synonyms: Draw, Take Out, Withdraw
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Related verbs: Draw, Take Out
Specialized synonyms: Check Out, Cheque, Dip, Divert, Hive Off, Overdraw, Tap, Disinvest, Divest
Derivative terms: Drawee, Drawer, Withdrawal, Withdrawer
Antonyms: Deposit

Definition of Draw off

1. Verb. (transitive idiomatic) to remove by using a siphon. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Draw Off

draw a blank
draw a line
draw a line in the sand
draw and quarter
draw attention
draw away
draw back
draw bridge
draw close
draw down
draw even
draw in
draw left
draw level
draw near
draw off (current term)
draw on
draw one's last breath
draw out
draw play
draw poker
draw raise
draw raises
draw rein
draw right
draw sheet
draw sheets
draw straws
draw stumps
draw the curtains

Literary usage of Draw off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1839)
"The king resolved to make Waller draw off from that advantage ground, where he had stood two days: and, in order thereunto, marched away, as if he would ..."

2. Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by Colin MacFarquhar, George Gleig (1797)
"draw off ю gallons by a gentle tire, and dulcify with fine fugar. ... 12 gallons and a half; water, one gallon : draw off ten gallons with a moderate fire. ..."

3. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"draw off, retire ... pull (]. draw) one's gloves off [on], pull (l. draw) off [on] one's gloves, take one's gloves off, take off one's gloves; ..."

4. The Scholar's Arithmetic; Or, Federal Accountant...: The Whole in a Form and by Daniel Adams (1830)
"If a vintner be desirous to draw off a pipe of Canary into bottles, containing pinte, quarts, and 2 quarts, of each an equal number, how many • mast he hare ..."

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