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draw near

1. To get close to someone or something, either literally or figuratively. You need to draw near to your family in this time of tragedy. Come on, draw near to the wall so you can see exactly where to put in the nail.
2. To approach or come closer. This usage is typically used to describe the passage of time. As the time to process into the church drew near, the students quieted down and lined up in alphabetical order.
See also: draw, near

draw near

 
1. and draw near (to someone or something ) Lit. to come near to someone or something. Draw near to me, and let me look at you. Draw near to the table and look at this.
2. Fig. [for a particular time] to approach. The time to depart is drawing near. As the time for her speech drew near, Ann became more and more nervous.
See also: draw, near
References in classic literature ?
All this while, as I say, I was still running, and without taking any notice, I had drawn near to the foot of the little hill with the two peaks and had got into a part of the island where the live-oaks grew more widely apart and seemed more like forest trees in their bearing and dimensions.
I had, by cross- ways and by-paths, once more drawn near the tract of moorland; and now, only a few fields, almost as wild and unproductive as the heath from which they were scarcely reclaimed, lay between me and the dusky hill.
The perceived bias no doubt contributed to the first three being sent off at generous prices of 11-1, 10-1 and 40-1 respectively and those who concentrated on those drawn near side hit the jackpot with the tricast paying pounds 2,448.
Summary: GBPJPY charts are showing that price is testing the neckline of a head and shoulders formation, with the shoulders drawn near 159.
Healing and hope are signs of the reign drawn near to God's people in the person of Jesus.
Ideally drawn near the stand rail, the Michael Blanshard-trained four-year-old won first time out at the corresponding meeting last year and has been showing up well at home in his work for this.
Each time the deadlines have drawn near the industry has been granted an extension.
Well drawn near the stands' rail, he moved clear inside the final furlong and Jimmy Fortune was able to ease down to beat Dashing Blue by half a length with Night Flight a further head away.