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draw (someone or something) together

1. To cause people or things to come physically close together. Mom drew all of us together in a group hug after Christmas dinner.
2. To cause people to rely on each other for comfort and support. As tough as its been, I think this time of tragedy has really drawn us all together.
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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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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.
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.
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.
Men's Pool B has India, England, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Wales drawn together.
Both autobiographical and a collection of their work, Drawn Together covers the couple's relationship, the struggles of female artists, and the life-changing day when their daughter, Sophie, was born.
The National Dementia Action Plan has drawn together current policies and strategies and proposes a number of actions to be taken in Wales over both the short and long term to help us meet some very major challenges.
The pair were drawn together in last night's intriguing semi-final draw which also sees Galway host either Derry or Cork who replay tonight.
95) tells of a girl who has [psychic dreams and a boy who reads her mind: the two are drawn together by their powers--but they can't stand each other and don't trust one another.
We have drawn together an eclectic group of researchers who reflect the changing nature of literature on men and body image.
All five are drawn together from around the world for a special purpose.
The Americans have a frosty relationship but are drawn together for the opening two rounds of the final Major of the season, teeing off in Medinah near Chicago on Thursday.