To be dealt cards that complete one's hand or improve the hand enough to win even though the hand was previously an underdog.
EXAMPLE: "I made a decent hand on the flop and made a large raise to help protect it. I didn't want too many people to stay in the hand because I was afraid someone would outrun me."
APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues
SYNONYMS: Draw Out, Outdraw, Suck Out
RELATED TERMS: Bad Beat, Drawing Hand, Drawing Live, Protect, Runner, Runner-Runner