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draw away

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 drew away from each other. As soon as I heard the buzzing bees, I drew away from the flowers.
2. To move someone or something away from someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "away." I drew my toddler away from the cat when I saw how vigorously she was petting it.
3. To pass one's fellow competitors, as in a race. I knew I had a chance to win the race when I drew away from the fastest girl in the heat.
4. To take the focus of a situation away from someone or something else. I can't believe my own sister got engaged a week before my wedding, totally drawing the attention away from me!
See also: away, draw

draw (some kind of attention) away

(from someone or something ) to capture attention or praise due to someone or something. Her sterling performance drew attention away from the big star in one of the other roles. She drew away too much notice by her late arrival at the party.
See also: away, draw

draw away

1. Pull off or back, as in He drew his chair away from the fire.
2. Move ahead of competitors, as in On the last lap Jim drew away from the other runners.
See also: away, draw

draw away

v.
1. To pull something away: I drew the dogs away from the creek. The babysitter drew away the children from the stranger.
2. To pull back from someone or something: The jury drew away from the bloody photograph. The man reached toward us, but we drew away.
3. To move ahead of competitors, as in a race: In the last lap, the leader drew away from the pack.
4. To lure or attract something away from someone or something: Her speech drew attention away from the honoree. The national election drew away interest in our local news.
See also: away, draw
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He added: 'It is always a good result when you draw away in Europe, we defended superbly and the one thing we could have improved on was the way we used the ball in attack (where Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen started the match).
Motherwell are odds-on to build on their first-leg draw away to Aalesund by winning the return, but Shamrock Rovers can be backed at 22-1 to record a famous win against Juventus in Italy.
Leicester began life after Dean Richards in tentative fashion with a tense 3-3 draw away to Sale in dreadful conditions at Edgeley Park last night.
Thermal underwear will draw away perspiration from the body and a waterproof shell will offer protection from outside elements; the layers between should be lightweight, yet must provide warmth and breathability.
Fitch believes that the new hospital will draw away many of MMC's insured (and profitable) patients, leaving MMC with less cushion from other payors to offset indigent health care costs.
OXFORD United's last league game before Christmas ended in a frustrating draw away to Portadown BBOB.
They were missing key players on Saturday, yet still looked strong in the 1-1 draw away to ten-man Argentina while in the past four months they have drawn in France and beaten Brazil 2-0 at home.
PORTO'S problems continued as they were held to a goalless draw away to bottom club Academica Coimbra.
Ryan, who missed the goalless draw away 10 days ago, said:"The Estonians were not good in the first leg and they are well beatable.
Instead of trying to open up a completely new area and then trying to attract big names to it, which will in effect draw away from the rest of the city, why can't they just build and improve on what the city already has?
Sedgemere Sports & Social grabbed another vital point in a 2-2 draw away at Colinthians which saw Paul Odgen and Jason Leggett score for Cols.
The numbers are impressive because Disney had attempted to draw away moviegoers by reissuing its 1989 animated hit, ``The Little Mermaid,'' two weeks ago.
Fitch IBCA notes the booming development within Harrogate's primary market area of senior housing facilities, primarily age-restricted adult housing, which potentially could draw away residents as an indirect form of competition.