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draw out
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  • remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense
    • pull weeds
    • extract a bad tooth
    • take out a splinter
    • extract information from the telegram
  • remove as if by suction
    • aspirate the wound
  • deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
    • We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant
  • make more sociable
    • The therapist drew out the shy girl
  • lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
    • We prolonged our stay
    • She extended her visit by another day
    • The meeting was drawn out until midnight
  • cause to speak, "Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet"
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