draw interest


draw interest
draw interest
1. to appear interesting and get (someone's) attention. (Note the variation in the examples.) •

This kind of event isn't likely to draw a lot of interest.

What kind of show will draw public interest?

2. [for money] to earn interest while on deposit. •

Put your money in the bank so it will draw interest.

The cash value of some insurance policies also draws interest.

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{v. phr.} To earn interest on invested capital. * /My savings account draws 4.5% interest./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • draw interest — {v. phr.} To earn interest on invested capital. * /My savings account draws 4.5% interest./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • draw\ interest — v. phr. To earn interest on invested capital. My savings account draws 4.5% interest …   Словарь американских идиом

  • draw interest — earn interest on one s money …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To draw interest — draw 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • draw — [drô] vt. drew, drawn, drawing [ME drawen < OE dragan, akin to ON draga, to drag, Ger tragen, to bear, carry < IE base * dherāgh , to pull, draw along > L trahere, to pull, draw] I indicating traction 1. to make move toward one or along… …   English World dictionary

  • draw — drawable, adj. /draw/, v., drew, drawn, drawing, n. v.t. 1. to cause to move in a particular direction by or as if by a pulling force; pull; drag (often fol. by along, away, in, out, or off). 2 …   Universalium

  • draw — [[t]drɔ[/t]] v. drew, drawn, draw•ing, n. 1) to cause to move in a particular direction by or as if by a pulling force; pull; drag (often fol. by along, away, in, out, or off) 2) cvb to pull down or over so as to cover, or to pull up or aside so… …   From formal English to slang

  • interest —   1. Concern. Hoihoi, kuleana, pili laulā (broad, general). See saying, bone.    ♦ I haven t the least interest, a ohe o u lihi hoihoi.    ♦ Of no interest, ole wale, hoihoi ole.    ♦ Lack of interest, ho onakuli.   2. On principal. Kuwala, kuala …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • interest — I n. concern curiosity 1) to arouse, generate, pique, stir up; revive interest (in) 2) to hold smb. s interest 3) to demonstrate, display, evince, manifest, show interest 4) to express; take an interest in (she took a keen interest in the… …   Combinatory dictionary


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