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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.
See also: away, draw

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
References in classic literature ?
I remembered the steps, the steps - the stopping when I stopped - the drawing away in the crowded streets
said the old man, venturing to touch one of the puppets, and drawing away his hand with a shrill laugh.
Not just because we kicked off by drawing away from home with last season's winners and then beat Celtic at home but because we deserve to be on this stage.
The former Aidan O'Brien-trained four-year-old took up the running two furlongs out under Greg Fairley and the 7-4 favourite stuck to his task in drawing away to beat My Friend Fritz by nine lengths.
Dave Jones' men had the better of things last season, drawing away and winning a five-goal thriller at Ninian Park thanks to a Michael Chopra hat-trick.
Dave Jones' men had the better of things last season, drawing away and winning a fivegoal thriller at Ninian Park thanks to a Michael Chopra hat-trick.
Dave Jones' men had the better of things last season, drawing away and winning a five goal thriller at Ninian Park thanks to a Michael Chopra hat-trick.
Unlike Europeans, who find freedom in "embeddedness," Americans are gobbling up resources and drawing away from each other.
In front of 30,458 fans on a warm afternoon, the scene played out as Stevens instructed, Candy Ride and Krone recovering quickly from a bobble at the start to keep pressure on Medaglia d'Oro and Jerry Bailey before taking the lead at the top of the stretch and drawing away to win by 3 1/4 lengths in track-record time.
Around 1905, influenced by Cezanne and African sculpture, he experimented with fragmented and distorted images and became one of the founders of modern abstraction (literally "the drawing away from or separating").
But in the Champions League they have been uncharacteristically lacklustre, losing at home to Deportivo and then only drawing away to Lens.
The Richard Hannon trained 4-7 chance never gave favourite-backers an anxious moment, making all the running and drawing away in the closing stages score by three lengths from Anosti.
Frankie Dettori was able to dictate the pace on Rule Of Law, gradually stepping on the gas in the straight, and the 11-8 favourite always looked like holding the persistent challenge of Let The Lion Roar before drawing away again.
The son of Efisio travelled well on the heels of the leaders last time before getting well on top and drawing away to score in great style.
While Kona Gold was backpedaling down the stretch, 6-year-old Avanzado was drawing away from his five rivals, winning by 4 1/2 lengths over fast-closing Mellow Fellow in a sizzling time of 1:07.