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draw aside

1. To move to the side, especially so as to make way for someone or something. A reflexive pronoun can be used between "draw" and "aside." We all drew aside as the carriage made its way down the road. She drew herself aside to let the principal speak privately with the teacher.
2. To part something, especially curtains, and pull it to the sides. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "aside." She drew aside the curtains and flung the windows open. Please pull the drapes aside and let some light in!
3. To have one move away from someone or something, often in order to discuss something privately; to take aside. A noun or pronoun is used between "draw" and "aside." I drew the nurse aside so that I could ask a few more questions about my dad's surgery. I saw the boss draw Tom aside after the meeting. I hope he's not in trouble for these poor sales figures!
See also: aside, draw

drawing

Something decided through a lottery or raffle. We'll be having a drawing later tonight, so be sure to buy a raffle ticket if you want the chance to win a brand new car!
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