draw a picture (to)

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 ► “In several other assignments, Price Waterhouse has worked with executives who have elected to first draw a picture of both the long-term outlook for the company and the impact that efficiency initiatives might have, before reengineering.” (Planning Review, Nov. 12, 1994, p. 18)

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  • draw a picture — index delineate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • paint/draw a picture of — to create an idea or understanding of something or someone through words, facts, etc. The author paints a disturbing picture of life in the camp. These statistics paint a clear picture of how the population is aging. • • • Main Entry: ↑picture …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw — draw1 W1S1 [dro: US dro:] v past tense drew [dru:] past participle drawn [dro:n US dro:n] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(picture)¦ 2 draw (somebody s) attention 3 draw a conclusion 4 draw a comparison/parallel/distinction etc 5¦(get a reaction)¦ 6¦(attract)¦ 7¦(get… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • draw — I n. act of drawing a weapon 1) on the draw (quick on the draw) 2) (misc.) to beat smb. to the draw lottery (esp. BE) 3) to hold a draw (AE has drawing) II v. 1) (C) ( to sketch ) draw a picture for me; or: draw me a picture 2) (D; tr.) to draw… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • picture — pic|ture1 W1S1 [ˈpıktʃə US ər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(painting/drawing)¦ 2¦(photograph)¦ 3¦(television)¦ 4¦(description/idea)¦ 5¦(situation)¦ 6¦(mental image)¦ 7 put/keep somebody in the picture 8 get the picture 9 out of the picture …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • draw — I. verb (drew; drawn; drawing) Etymology: Middle English drawen, dragen, from Old English dragan; akin to Old Norse draga to draw, drag Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to cause to move continuously toward or after a force applied in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • draw — [c]/drɔ / (say draw) verb (drew /dru / (say drooh), drawn, drawing) –verb (t) 1. (sometimes followed by along, away, in, out …   Australian English dictionary

  • picture — 1 noun 1 IMAGE (C) a painting, drawing, or photograph: A picture of a waterfall hung on the wall. | Get the children to draw a picture of their dream house. | Gary got his picture in the papers. 2 SITUATION (singular) the general situation in a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • draw —   1. Sketch. Kaha. To draw a picture or plan, kaha ki i.   2. Pull, extract. Ume, huki, u u;    ♦ to draw in, miki;    ♦ to draw up, hulei;    ♦ to draw towards, ala ume;    ♦ to draw back, ho ēmi, kīpupū;    ♦ to draw away, eke, pipika;    ♦ to… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • draw — (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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