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Related to draw down: draw out
1. To physically pull or tug something down. Because I wasn't feeling well, I drew down the shades in my bedroom and took a nap in the middle of the afternoon.
2. To use up an available resource. I went out to chop more firewood since we've drawn down our supply this winter.
3. To point a gun at someone. Before I knew it, he drew down on me, so I put my hands up.
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draw something down
to pull something down. She drew the shades down to cut off the bright sunlight. She drew down the shades.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Deplete by consuming or spending, as in The government worries about drawing down our oil reserves.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. To pull something down, especially by extending it: Draw down the shades so I can get dressed. The stagehand drew the curtain down after the first act.
2. To deplete something by consuming or spending: The embargo drew down our food reserves. The increased costs drew our budget down.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.