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draw near

1. To get close to someone or something, either literally or figuratively. You need to draw near to your family in this time of tragedy. Come on, draw near to the wall so you can see exactly where to put in the nail.
2. To approach or come closer. This usage is typically used to describe the passage of time. As the time to process into the church drew near, the students quieted down and lined up in alphabetical order.
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draw near

 
1. and draw near (to someone or something ) Lit. to come near to someone or something. Draw near to me, and let me look at you. Draw near to the table and look at this.
2. Fig. [for a particular time] to approach. The time to depart is drawing near. As the time for her speech drew near, Ann became more and more nervous.
See also: draw, near
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The village baker in his apron brings a loaf; the curd in his black hat comes with an office book; an old woman brings a hen, children carry a basket of eggs; a mother and baby draw near with a toy for the Christ child.
THE historical fact that Jesus came to earth in the flesh is the irrefutable proof that God will do anything to draw near to us.
Karros' home run did not draw near as big a reaction from the Shea Stadium crowd of 13,759 as Astacio's at-bat did the next inning.
But their argument resonates as the Olympic Games draw near, inspiring similar discussions in college newspaper offices and other intellectual incubators.