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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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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.
Hereford could only manage a 1-1 draw away to Barnet leaving the Shots as the only team with a 100% record.
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?
But Bayern Munich, who snatched a late Champions League draw at Ibrox, had to be content with a 1-1 draw away at Schalke.
OXFORD United's last league game before Christmas ended in a frustrating draw away to Portadown BBOB.
'We can't underestimate them because they're battling for their lives and they got a draw away from home on Tuesday.
Milan have begun well in Serie A, with matter-of-fact victories over Modena and Perugia before last weeekend's draw away to Lazio.
"The draw away to Monaghan and the win at home to Cobh amounted to a great start - the stuff that dreams are made of," admitted Wallace.
"It would be great to continue our form in the cups, including this competition, but we've got a difficult draw away to Dumbarton.
He said: "I thought he was one of the best novices in the country and that he would draw away at the second-last.
The North Down club, who are now six points behind having played four less than the leaders, could only manage a 1-1 draw away to FC Enkalon, while their rivals took maximum points from their 2-1 win over Knockbreda Parish.