to draw away



Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - draw away

"to draw away"

to physically pull something away from something else

 

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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - draw away

"to draw away"

to recoil from someone or something

 

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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - draw away

"to draw away"

to move ahead of competitors

 

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Idiom Definition 4

Idiom Definition - draw away

"to draw away"

to lure or attract someone or something away from someone, something or some situation

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - draw away

Two strangers are talking in a dog park ...

Stranger 1:  Hello. I see your dog is being a little aggressive with my dog.

Stranger 2:  Sorry about that.  I'll just draw my dog away a little.

Stranger 1:  Thanks.  Now your dog is far enough away that I don't have to worry about my dog.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - draw away

Two coworkers are talking ...

Coworker 1:  I really don't like that new guy, Edgar.

Coworker 2:  I feel the same. There is something about him that is a little disconcerting. I don't like it when he gets too close.

Coworker 1:  Me, too. I instinctively draw away when he comes too close. Do you think he notices?

Coworker 2:  Who cares?


Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - draw away

Two friends are talking while watching horse racing ...

Friend 1:  Which horse did you bet on?

Friend 2:  The horse that is running in second place right now.

Friend 1:  Wait. Look. Your horse is making a move. It's in the lead.

Friend 2:  Excellent. And now my horse is drawing away from the rest of the horses.

Friend 1:  Yes. Your horse is now in the lead and it's moving farther and farther ahead. You're going to win your bet.


Idiom Scenario 4

Idiom Definition - draw away

Two business partners are talking at a trade show ...

Partner 1:  I knew we shouldn't have taken a booth for our side business at this trade show.

Partner 2:  We'll be OK. We just can't let the boss see our booth.

Partner 1:  OK. If we see that the boss is getting close to our booth, one of us needs to draw him away.

Partner 2:  Deal.





to draw away - Usage:

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to draw away - Gerund Form:

Drawing away from the pack means you have taken the lead in a race.



to draw away - Examples:

1)  Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

2)  Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

3)  Bobby was starting to draw away from his forceful mother, who, on her own initiative, had decided ...

4)  First remove the greens, since they draw away moisture from the root.

5)  I need to place a limit on how much of my landlord's bandwidth I draw away from him.

6)  His mind is perpetually drawn away from his subject, and he lacks continuity of thought and application.

7)  his mind is perpetually drawn away from his subject, and he lacks continuity of thought and application..

8)  But Herzog's camera is soon drawn away from the colony to a lone bird who has set out on a determined ...

9)  But Herzog's camera is soon drawn away from the colony to a lone bird who has set out on a determined ...

10)  Once distracted, we rarely return to the long term issues we were drawn away from.

11)  In the play they had grown hot, and Nicole's reflex in drawing away from Kaethe's arm was automatic to the point of rudeness.

12)  Last night she accused me of drawing away, of not supporting her enough.

13)  ... but she surprises me by drawing away. Leaning back, she studies me through narrowed eyes.

14)  But the van was already gathering speed and drawing away from them.

15)  Abebe Bikila draws away from Rhadi Ben Abdesselam near the end of the marathon at the 1960 Rome ...

16)  However, a strong draw also draws away all that precious heat which goes blasting out the top of the chimney.

17)  She suddenly draws away, silent and motionless to the corner of the carriage.

18)  He came nearer to Rudolph, but the boy drew away, so Father Schwartz went back and sat down in his chair.

19)  Those two stayed with Feelin the Fever until he slowly drew away late to win by a half-length over Tres Seis Smooches.

20)  She drew away her hand, and let it fall.