- nounADJECTIVE▪ deep, shallow▪
a desk with two deep drawers on either side▪ open▪ locked▪ bottom, middle, top▪ kitchen▪ bedside table, bureau (esp. AmE), desk, dresser (esp. AmE), nightstand (AmE)▪ file-cabinet (AmE), filing-cabinet (esp. BrE)▪ cutlery (BrE), silverware (AmE)▪ cash, file (AmE), junk (esp. AmE)▪ sock, underwear▪ secretVERB + DRAWER▪ open, pull open, pull out, slide open▪
She pulled open the second drawer down to find the money had gone.▪ close, push in, push shut, shut, slam shut▪
He pushed the drawer shut with a bang.▪ lock, unlock▪ reach into▪
She reached into the drawer and found the key to the safe.▪ go through, look through, rummage in, rummage through, search▪
What do you think you are doing, rummaging through my drawers?▪ empty▪ clean out (esp. AmE), organizePREPOSITION▪ from a/the drawer, out of a/the drawer▪
She took the gun from the drawer.▪ in a/the drawer▪
He put the letters in the drawer.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.