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draw away

1. To move away from someone or something. I hugged my parents for as long as I could before the train whistle blew and we drew away from each other. As soon as I heard the buzzing bees, I drew away from the flowers.
2. To move someone or something away from someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "away." I drew my toddler away from the cat when I saw how vigorously she was petting it.
3. To pass one's fellow competitors, as in a race. I knew I had a chance to win the race when I drew away from the fastest girl in the heat.
4. To take the focus of a situation away from someone or something else. I can't believe my own sister got engaged a week before my wedding, totally drawing the attention away from me!
See also: away, draw

draw (some kind of attention) away

(from someone or something ) to capture attention or praise due to someone or something. Her sterling performance drew attention away from the big star in one of the other roles. She drew away too much notice by her late arrival at the party.
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draw away

1. Pull off or back, as in He drew his chair away from the fire.
2. Move ahead of competitors, as in On the last lap Jim drew away from the other runners.
See also: away, draw

draw away

v.
1. To pull something away: I drew the dogs away from the creek. The babysitter drew away the children from the stranger.
2. To pull back from someone or something: The jury drew away from the bloody photograph. The man reached toward us, but we drew away.
3. To move ahead of competitors, as in a race: In the last lap, the leader drew away from the pack.
4. To lure or attract something away from someone or something: Her speech drew attention away from the honoree. The national election drew away interest in our local news.
See also: away, draw
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As we therefore spend the remaining days of the Holy Week particularly Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday, let us try to remove all distractions and impediments that will draw us away from Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer.
It will draw us away from people who need us, and could also land you in trouble."
Whether it's bingeing on our favorite TV series, scrolling through our social media platforms, or watching videos of some big-name motivational speaker, there are plenty of distractions that can easily draw us away from the only One who genuinely loves us and gave His life for us (John 10:11-13).
Even when there was stormy weather and we realised that the "lakes" were enormous -- actually inland seas with no shores in sight and metres-high waves heading for us -- we could count on some distraction to draw us away from the spray from those waves and the twinges of fear that struck the faint-hearted.
"On the one hand smart-phones enable us to connect and share updates but they can also distract us and draw us away from the here and now when we're with friends and family.
All these make us disintegrate and draw us away from our authentic self.
What is it about festivals that draw us away from the creature comforts that we usually demand?
In this digital age there is much to draw us away from our neighbors, but we all need to cultivate that sense of local community and personal touch.
The variety of approaches (CSR, sustainability, triple bottom line, corporate citizenship, and so forth) should not draw us away from the fact that we are dealing with moral issues (71-73).
"We both found the customer service and the physical accessibility of Hoodoo and the lodge were enough to draw us away from other mountains," Nemke said.
Aquinas explains that, when we see God face to face, God who is infinite being, infinite truth, infinite beauty, we are so captivated that nothing else can draw us away; we cannot choose anything in preference to God.
``It will draw us away from our function of fighting fire and we cannot provide trauma care or sterile conditions.''
We are mercifully spared the over reliance on slow-mo cinematic cliches that frequent such sequences, however the plethora of points of view draw us away from, rather than towards, the characters' experience of the events.