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draw

1. US and Canadian a small natural drainage way or gully
2. a defect found in metal castings due to the contraction of the metal on solidification

draw

[drȯ]
(engineering)
To haul a load.
(metallurgy)
A fissure or pocket in a casting formed when the supply of molten metal is inadequate during solidification.
To remove a pattern from a foundry flask.
(mining engineering)
To remove timber supports, allowing overhanging coal to fall down for collection.
To allow ore to run down chutes from stopes, chambers, or ore bins.
To collect broken coal in trucks.
To hoist coal, rock, ore, or other materials to the surface.
The horizontal distance to which creep extends on the surface beyond the stopes.

DRAW

[drȯ]
(computer science)

DRAW

(Direct Read After Write) Reading data immediately after it has been written to check for recording errors.
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Hospital district officials have said they fear the new private hospital will draw off patients with insurance, leaving Antelope Valley Hospital caring for a higher percentage of patients unable to pay for their treatment.
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space scientists who fear that the station, like the shuttle, will draw off funds that might otherwise be used for scientific projects such as unmanned planetary missions.
The Alliance and/or its participants will act as a liaison and resource to the technical arms of industry groups and draw off the technical work done by IEEE, ITU, Electronic Computer Telephony Forum (ECTF), International Multimedia Teleconferencing Consortium (IMTC), ATM Forum and the Multimedia Communications Forum (MMCF).
Third in the Ayr Gold Cup 12 months ago from a poor draw off 108, everything is in place for him to run riot next Saturday.
Arsenal and Chelsea may feel they have overtaken United on the pitch but Gill claims the Reds are definitely still the biggest draw off it.