draw upon (someone or something)

(redirected from draw upon something)

draw upon (someone or something)

1. To access and use something as a helpful or necessary resource. I knew I had to draw upon my years of experience to get us through the situation. You have to draw upon your intuition a lot in this job.
2. To approach or come closer to someone or something. We knew the time to act was drawing upon us. The group of marauders drew upon the village silently in the night.
See also: draw, upon
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
It's part of the thing you have to do as an actor, you try to draw upon something in your life or get that feeling over to the audience from anything that you think is slightly similar.
You just try your best to draw upon something from your own life that gave you a similar type of emotion even though it may never be to that extreme.