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1. To cause people or things to come physically close together. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "together." Mom drew all of us together in a group hug after Christmas dinner. The electrical charges cause the particles to be drawn together in the solution, forming a new solid.
2. To cause people to rely on each other for comfort and support. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "together." As tough as it has been, I think this time of tragedy has really drawn together the whole country. The local team's playoff run is drawing the town together to show their support.
3. To gather multiple people or things into a single group or pool. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "together." The new project aims to draw together the information of millions of citizens. The company's new program is meant to draw people of diverse backgrounds together.
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draw people or things together
to pull people together; to pull things together. She drew her toys together in preparation for leaving. She drew together all the people she wanted to talk to.
draw someone together
to make people seek one another for emotional support. The tragic accident drew the family all together. Do you think the crisis actually will draw us closer together?
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.