draw off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v draw off remove by drawing or pulling "She placed the tray down and drew off the cloth","draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese"
    • v draw off remove (a commodity) from (a supply source) "She drew $2,000 from the account","The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Draw off to take wine, ale, &c. out of a barrel: to retire
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A later form of Drag.

Usage

In literature:

When it was covered with figures he would take a drawing-knife, shave it off clean, and begin again.
"A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John G. Nicolay
The tide is rising, and it may be possible to draw the 'Alaska' off the rocks.
"The Waif of the "Cynthia"" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
After standing for one month, at a summer temperature, it is fit to draw off.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
She was off the seat, standing on her tiptoes, Prudy tried to draw her back; but so much the more Dotty persisted.
"Little Prudy's Dotty Dimple" by Sophie May
This will draw all the dregs to it, and swim at the top, so that you may skim all off together.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened" by Kenelm Digby
Clearly because they draw off a portion of the surplus nervous excitement.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
He estimates that it will lose a little by night, and draws off half a bucket of water.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888" by Various
Passing on we came to a smithy, and watched the founder at work drawing off slag from the bottom of his furnace.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
Only when he had driven us behind our wall did Hector turn back his chariot and draw off his men.
"The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy" by Padriac Colum
It was an off-day for the shooters, and so for a miracle there were men in the drawing-room at tea-time.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
We, far off in the drawing-room, heard the shrill whistle with which Livingstone greeted the intelligence.
"Guy Livingstone;" by George A. Lawrence
Drawing off his right gauntlet he notched the shaft and waited.
"Beatrix of Clare" by John Reed Scott
Strip off your coat, and draw up to the fire, can't ye?
"Autumn Leaves" by Various
Takes a couple of steps up as if to draw Harry further off.
"One Day More A Play In One Act" by Joseph Conrad
When he was in the little drawing-room, he threw the papers carelessly on a table without taking off their wrappers.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
The cocktails were waiting when they entered the drawing-room, off the dining-room.
"Murder in the Gunroom" by Henry Beam Piper
They could ease their sheets, draw off into open water, and steer a course up the middle of the North Sea.
"English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century" by James Anthony Froude
She tore the flesh off her fingers in her excitement to draw the bolt, which had stuck.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
Hazel discarded the wet coat, and, drawing a chair up to the fire, took off her sopping footgear and toasted her bare feet at the blaze.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Kate was lingering still in the drawing-room when her father came back from seeing his guests off.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
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In poetry:

"Off alle my mery men," seid Robyne,
"Be my feithe I wil non haue;
But Litulle Johne shall beyre my bow
Til that me list to drawe."
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
She woos thee to come near her fire,
Yet doth she draw it from thee;
Far off she makes thy heart to fry,
And yet to freeze within thee.
"Love's Servile Lot" by Robert Southwell
It waddles fast, though strange it seem;
The child, with trembling wonder,
Runs off, and flies, as in a dream;
The bell would draw him under.
"The Walking Bell" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Eve. Oh what delight more dear,
Than that, which Adam in my sight enjoys,
Draws him far off from me? Ye tender flowers,
Where may I find on you
The traces of his step?
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 2. " by William Cowper
Just so with your verse,— 't is as easy as sketching,—
You can reel off a song without knitting your brow,
As lightly as Rembrandt a drawing or etching;
It is nothing at all, if you only know how.
"A Familiar Letter" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
But surely I had heard
That where the hills first draw from off the plain,
And the high ridge with gentle slope descends,
Down to the brook-side and the broken crests
Of yonder veteran beeches, all the land
Was by the songs of your Menalcas saved.
"Eclogue 9: Lycidas Moeris" by Publius Vergilius Maro

In news:

Lionel Messi was carried off on a stretcher with a knee injury in a 0-0 draw.
An angry Mohammed Morsi refused Thursday to call off a referendum on a disputed constitution that has sparked Egypt's worst political crisis in two years, drawing chants of "Topple the regime".
Dolgeville's Crystal Barton draws a foul while trying to get a shot off in the second half of Saturday's game against Galway.
Westwego crawfish cook-off draws 'Swamp People' duo.
Damon Suehiro, 7, and his little brother Brennan stand in their Maunawili yard to show off the Energy Conservation Kit Damon won in Hawaiian Electric Co.'s Energy Detective Guide energy pledge drawing this fall.
Each table of seniors got to meet Supervisor Bob Cliffe as he conducted a drawing for the table's centerpiece, which incorporated several lottery scratch-off tickets.
CAIRO An angry Mohammed Morsi refused Thursday to call off a referendum on a disputed constitution that has sparked Egypt's worst political crisis in two years, drawing chants of "topple the regime".
A n angry Mohammed Morsi refused Thursday to call off a referendum on a disputed constitution that has sparked Egypt's worst political crisis in two years, drawing chants of "topple the regime".
An angry Mohammed Morsi refused Thursday to call off a referendum on a disputed constitution that has sparked Egypt's worst political crisis in two years, drawing chants of "topple the regime".
Damon Suehiro, 7, and his little brother Brennan stand in their Maunawili yard to show off the Energy Conservation Kit Damon won in Hawaiian Electric Co.'s Energy Detective Guide energy pledge drawing this fall.
TERRE HAUTE — The Terre Haute Savings Bank Tip-Off Tournament draw is the sign that girls basketball season is just around the corner.
(AP) — Sebastien Le Toux scored twice off penalty kicks to help the Philadelphia Union and the newly acquired Freddy Adu play to a 2-2 draw with FC Dallas on Saturday.
And this post I saw on Pinterest is something that will literally take the drawing right off the paper.
Saltworks drops off drawing board .
Environmental activists rejoiced after developer DMB Associates announced last week that the controversial Saltworks project has dropped off the drawing board , at least for now.
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In science:

To demonstrate a configuration, we will draw the underlying graph and use a bullet to indicate an on vertex and use a circle for an off vertex.
Difference between minimum light numbers of sigma-game and lit-only sigma-game
Pt atom pulls Ti5c slightly up out of the surface plane by 0.15 ˚A, and also draws O1 off the bridging oxygen row so that the bond length between this oxygen and Ti6c extends to 2.04 ˚A from its bare surface value of 1.88 ˚A [in Table I].
A theoretical analysis of small Pt particles on rutile TiO$_2$(110) surfaces
To accomplish this goal, we want to draw a factor Pk off of each term in the sum.
Matrix Concentration Inequalities via the Method of Exchangeable Pairs
It is easy to see that ZS0 is the trivial disk bundle S 2 × D2 . (Either by drawing a Kirby diagram or by observing that any simple wrinkled fibration with two cusps is homotopic to a bundle pro jection.) Thus there are exactly two ways to close off the fibration, producing a summand ∼= S 2 × S 2 or S1 ∼= CP 2#CP 2 .
On 4-Manifolds, Folds and Cusps
The wind leafs (3, 4 fig.2) automatically are opened so to use the wind dynamic pressure (and to draw off for top end of tube).
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere
I started off by drawing abstract polyhedron and labeling them s0 that they satisfied all of Andreev’s conditions. I then used Orb to calculate the volume. I noticed fairly early on that the higher the label of the edge, the higher the volume would be.
Volumes in Hyperbolic Space
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