draw aside

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draw aside

To have one move away from someone or something, often in order to discuss something privately; to take aside. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "aside." I drew the nurse aside so that I could ask a few more questions about my dad's surgery.
See also: aside, draw

draw someone aside

to pull or steer someone aside. The teacher drew Bob aside to have a word with him. Harry drew aside someone he could trust and expressed his fears.
See also: aside, draw
References in classic literature ?
In another moment he had opened a door, and, drawing aside a heavy curtain, obsequiously bowed Tarzan into a dimly lighted apartment.
And in a surprise salute to the close links with Ysgol Dinas Bran, Mr Waite called on one of its youngest pupils to also lend a hand in drawing aside the Welsh national flag from the new plaque.
With each step, a transformation took place in the landscape, a gradual reveal like the slow drawing aside of a curtain.
Curiously drawing aside the sage green curtains, I peeked out to a tidy, landscaped garden overlooking the River Roe – and there the flock stood.
Drawing aside the curtain (which had up until now been hiding the real audience area) so that the dancers could climb DTW's aisles and engage in a pretty bit of magical realism in its seats somehow worked less well for me here than at the Abrons theater.