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See also: todraw
Partly from Middle English todrawen (“to draw toward, allure”), equivalent to to + draw, and partly from Middle English todrawen (“to draw away, distract, tear apart”), equivalent to to- + draw. More at todraw.
to-draw (plural to-draws)
- (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) A resort; refuge; a place of shelter; that which stands one in stead.
- (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) A newsmonger's house; a place or person resorted to by idlers; a hangout.