Definition of Draw away

1. Verb. Move ahead of (one's competitors) in a race.

Generic synonyms: Head, Lead

2. Verb. Remove by drawing or pulling. "Draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese"
Exact synonyms: Draw Off, Pull Off
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
Related verbs: Pick Off, Pluck, Pull Off, Tweak

Definition of Draw away

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To move away. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Draw Away

draw a bath
draw a bead on
draw a blank
draw a line
draw a line in the sand
draw and quarter
draw attention
draw away (current term)
draw back
draw bridge
draw close
draw down
draw even
draw in
draw left
draw level
draw near
draw off
draw on
draw one's last breath
draw out
draw play

Literary usage of Draw away

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Ancren Riwle: A Treatise on the Rules and Duties of Monastic Life by James Morton (1853)
"Such thoughts, in carnal souls, often draw away carnal temptations sooner than some of the former. Inward, unintermitted, and fervent prayers soon obtain ..."

2. A Lexicon Abridged from Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon by Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, James Morris Whiton (1891)
"II. to draw/roan under. a. -to take away something of, c. gen. 3. to draw.away, seduce. III, Med. to take away/rom underhand, filch away, ..."

3. A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary: For the Use of Students by John R. Clark Hall (1894)
"1. to draw away, mislead, seduce. 2. to draw over, cover, obscure. ... wv. to draw away, mislead, allure, ..."

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