Definition of Draw close

1. Verb. Move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position. "Sam cannot draw close Sue "; "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"

Exact synonyms: Cuddle, Nest, Nestle, Nuzzle, Snuggle
Generic synonyms: Cling To, Clutch, Hold Close, Hold Tight
Related verbs: Nestle, Snuggle
Derivative terms: Cuddle, Cuddling, Nestle, Snuggle, Snuggling

2. Verb. Move towards. "Sam and Sue draw close"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
Exact synonyms: Approach, Come Near, Come On, Draw Near, Go Up, Near
Generic synonyms: Come, Come Up
Related verbs: Approach, Come Near
Specialized synonyms: Drive Up, Bear Down On, Bear Down Upon, Edge In, Edge Up, Close, Crowd, Push
Entails: Advance, Go On, March On, Move On, Pass On, Progress
Derivative terms: Approach, Approach, Approachable

3. Verb. Pull towards oneself. "He drew the crying child close"
Related verbs: Cuddle, Nest, Nestle, Nuzzle, Snuggle
Generic synonyms: Pull

Lexicographical Neighbors of Draw Close

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
draw back
draw bridge
draw close (current term)
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
draw poker
draw raise
draw raises

Literary usage of Draw close

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

1. The Household Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts and Daily Wants by Alexander V. Hamilton (1873)
"draw close, and commence another loop. "W ork in the same way as the last, draw close, tie firmly, and break off the thread. Commence another leaf in the ..."

2. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"... to draw close together, or cause to draw close together, sc the eyes ; and, cons., to obstruct the sight. PRE-SULTOR,**. -CENTOR,* «. ..."

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