• To move or develop something.
  • To exert or experience force.
  • To remove or separate or displace.
  • To change in size or shape.
  • To attract or be attracted.
  • To rely on; utilize as a source.
  • To disembowel.
  • To end a game in a draw (with neither side winning).
  • To choose by means of a random selection process.
  • To make a shot that lands gently in the house (the circular target) without knocking out other stones.
  • To play (a short-length ball directed at the leg stump) with an inclined bat so as to deflect the ball between the legs and the wicket.
  • To hit (the ball) with the toe of the club so that it is deflected toward the left.
  • To strike (the cue ball) below the center so as to give it a backward rotation which causes it to take a backward direction on striking another ball.


  • The result of a contest that neither side has won; a tie.
  • The procedure by which the result of a lottery is determined.
  • Something that attracts e.g. a crowd.
  • The result of a two-innings match in which at least one side did not complete all their innings before time ran out (as distinguished from a tie).
  • A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves intentionally to the left. See hook, slice, fade.
  • A shot that is intended to land gently in the house (the circular target) without knocking out other stones; cf. takeout.
  • A dry stream bed that drains surface water only during periods of heavy rain or flooding.
  • A bag of cannabis.
  • Cannabis.
  • In a commission-based job, an advance on future (potential) commissions given to an employee by the employer.
  • A situation in which one or more players has four cards of the same suit or four out of five necessary cards for a straight and requires a further card to make their flush or straight.
  • The act of pulling back the strings in preparation of firing.
  • The spin or twist imparted to a ball etc. by a drawing stroke.


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  • From Middle English drawen, draȝen, dragen, from Old English dragan, from Proto-West Germanic *dragan, from Proto-Germanic *draganą, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰregʰ-.
  • Cognate with West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen, Danish drage, Albanian dredh, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ध्रजस्. drag. See also: draught.

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