draw apart

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draw apart

1. To move away from someone or something. I hugged my parents for as long as I could before the train whistle blew and we all drew apart.
2. To move something away from something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "apart." I drew apart several socks that had gotten stuck together in the dryer.
See also: apart, draw

draw something apart

to pull something, such as curtains or drapes, open or apart. She drew the curtains apart and looked out the window. She drew apart the curtains a little bit.
See also: apart, draw

draw apart (from someone or something)

 and draw away (from someone or something)
to pull back or away from someone or something. Don't draw apart from the rest of us. Please don't draw away from me. I won't bite. She drew away slowly and left the room.
See also: apart, draw
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Individualism is a mature and calm feeling, which disposes each member of the community to sever himself from the mass of his fellow-creatures, and to draw apart with his family and friends.
The draw apart, Savill sees Pepperdine's stablemate Tayseer as his biggest threat today and he added: "You'd have to think he would be a major danger as it wouldn't have been the ideal circumstances for him when he won this year's Stewards' Cup.
Above all, India needs a sign that the difference in perception between North Block and Mint Street does not mean that the two are beginning to draw apart again.