draw fire away from (someone or something)

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draw fire away from (someone or something)

To attract or distract an attack in an attempt to prevent the target from harm. This phrase can be used literally to refer to gunfire. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "away." While I was getting yelled at, my sister drew fire away from me by turning up the TV. The mother goose drew fire away from her goslings by charging at the hunters.
See also: away, draw, fire