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draw together

1. To cause people or things to come physically close together. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "together." Mom drew all of us together in a group hug after Christmas dinner. The electrical charges cause the particles to be drawn together in the solution, forming a new solid.
2. To cause people to rely on each other for comfort and support. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "together." As tough as it has been, I think this time of tragedy has really drawn together the whole country. The local team's playoff run is drawing the town together to show their support.
3. To gather multiple people or things into a single group or pool. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "together." The new project aims to draw together the information of millions of citizens. The company's new program is meant to draw people of diverse backgrounds together.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

draw people or things together

to pull people together; to pull things together. She drew her toys together in preparation for leaving. She drew together all the people she wanted to talk to.
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draw someone together

to make people seek one another for emotional support. The tragic accident drew the family all together. Do you think the crisis actually will draw us closer together?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Here were we, drawn together by mutual rage and the impulse toward cooperation, led off into forgetfulness by the establishment of a rude rhythm.
In one of the windows of the armory overlooking the garden stood a grim, gray, old man, leaning upon his folded arms, his brows drawn together in a malignant scowl, the corners of his mouth set in a stern, cold line.
The following day Dantes sailed with his yacht from Genoa, under the inspection of an immense crowd drawn together by curiosity to see the rich Spanish nobleman who preferred managing his own yacht.
"O eloquent, just and mighty death!" Raleigh says in the last lines of his book, "Whom none could advise, thou hast persuaded, what none hath dared, thou hast done; and whom all the world hath flattered, thou only hast cast out of the world and despised; thou hast drawn together all the far stretching greatness, all the pride, cruelty, and ambition of man, and covered it all over with these two narrow words Hic Jacet.
His eyebrows were drawn together. This was his work, he told himself, this magnificent physical subjection.
"Yet I fancy that you and he may some time be drawn together."
"Martha," said Mary solemnly, "he is really a nice man, only his face is so miserable and his forehead is all drawn together."
Madame de Thoux and she, thus drawn together by the singular coincidence of their fortunes, proceeded immediately to Canada, and began a tour of inquiry among the stations, where the numerous fugitives from slavery are located.
Summary: The shortlist was drawn together by a panel including Rosamund Pike and Richard Madden
Drawn Together is illustrated by Caldecott medalist Dan Santat, whose engaging and different illustrations accent a fine story of a grandson and grandfather trying to communicate over language and age barriers.
Men's Pool B has India, England, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Wales drawn together.
There will be another derby in Group E after Kilmarnock and Ayr were drawn together. Clyde, Annan and Dumbarton are the others in that section.
Critique: Impressively well researched, written, organized and presented, "Drawn Together: The Biography of Caldecott Award-winning Authors Berta and Elmer Hader" is an inherently fascinating and consistently compelling read.
THE semi-finals of the €10,000-to-the-winner TSC Munster Derby top the bill at Clonmel tonight, and the draw has played a nasty trick with all four second-round winners drawn together in a red-hot second semi, writes Michael Fortune.
Now the story of their lives and their accomplishments is now available from the Concordia University Press in "Drawn Together: The Biography of Caldecott Award-Winning Authors Berta And Elmer Hader" by Sybilla Avery Cook in the form of 14 chronologically presented chapters beginning with 'Telegraph Hill: Arts and Hearts, 1890-1917' and concluding with Together Forever: Their Legacy, 1975'.