UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdrɔːɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdrɔɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(drôing)

From the verb draw: (⇒ conjugate)
drawing is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [pencil, charcoal, technical, 3D, line] drawing
  2. a [reference, preliminary]
  3. a [beautiful, realistic, quick, detailed, good] drawing
  4. a child's drawing
  5. do a drawing
  6. am working on a (new) drawing
  7. [color in, shade] your drawing
  8. a drawing of [my mom, a tree]
  9. [loves, is good at] drawing
  10. drawing or [painting, writing, photography]
  11. drawing and [painting]
  12. will be a drawing [later, at the end]
  13. had a drawing of the [compound, building, complex]
  14. take [lessons, classes] in drawing
n as adj
  1. a drawing [workshop, contest, competition]
  2. drawing [lessons, class]
  3. go back to the drawing board
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. draw on [paper, a school desk, the wall, the table]
  2. draw with [a pencil, graphite, charcoal]
  3. draw and paint
  4. draw a [circle, dog, picture, line]
  5. can't draw [a straight line, faces]
  6. draw up the [plans, design, prototype]
  7. drew the (winning) [number, name]
  8. draw [sticks, straws]
  9. draw from a hat
  10. drew his [weapon, sword, pistol]
  11. draw [your cards, your hand, a queen]
  12. draw from the [population, employees, student body]
  13. draw water from a [lake, well, reservoir]
  14. draws his [inspiration, passion] from
  15. draw on your [talents, skills, passions]
  16. drawing [on, upon] her [knowledge, own experience]
  17. draw [a, your own] conclusion
  18. draw (out) [funds, money, credit] (from the account)
  19. draw out his (true) [feelings, emotions, desires, opinions]
  20. drew her away from [danger, the crowd]
  21. the [match, sales, visit] drew a large crowd
  22. draw [people, customers] into the [store, gallery, restaurant]
  23. (to) draw [people] in
  24. draw in [customers, the crowds]
  25. (stop to) draw breath
  26. draw in a deep breath
  27. drew (deeply) on her cigarette
  28. draw back from the [noise, sound, sight]
  29. draw the line [at, somewhere]
  30. UK: (let's) draw a line under it
  31. UK: draw a line under the past
  32. [they, the teams] drew [3-all]
  33. slang: I (just) drew a blank
  34. draw off the liquid (from)
  35. UK: draw (the) liquid off (from)
  36. US: draw (the) liquid off (of)
  1. a [score, no-score, scoreless] draw
  2. [an entertaining, a boring, an action-packed] draw
  3. the [game, match] ended in a draw
  4. will not settle for a draw
  5. let's (just) call it a draw
  6. [four] draws in a row
  7. in the case of a draw, the winner will be determined by
  8. one of the [biggest, most important] draws
  9. [tourism, the scenery] is the [biggest] draw (of)
  10. need to think of a [good, new] draw
  11. need to come up with a [good] draw
  12. a [prize, lottery] draw
  13. the numbers for [today's, yesterday's] draw
  14. the draw for the [next round, playoffs, quarter finals]
  15. got [an easy, a tough, a reasonable] draw
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