Definition of Draw near

1. Verb. Move towards. "Sam and Sue draw near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"

Exact synonyms: Approach, Come Near, Come On, Draw Close, 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

Definition of Draw near

1. Verb. (transitive) To approach, move toward. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Draw Near

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
draw down
draw even
draw in
draw left
draw level
draw near (current term)
draw off
draw on
draw one's last breath
draw out
draw play
draw poker
draw raise
draw raises
draw rein
draw right
draw sheet
draw sheets
draw straws
draw stumps

Literary usage of Draw near

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

1. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1807)
"High and low, rich and poor, were all alike permitted to draw near to him with their felicitations ; his happiness was the happiness of ally and the joy ..."

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