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draw down

1. To physically pull or tug something down. Because I wasn't feeling well, I drew down the shades in my bedroom and took a nap in the middle of the afternoon.
2. To use up an available resource. I went out to chop more firewood since we've drawn down our supply this winter.
3. To point a gun at someone. Before I knew it, he drew down on me, so I put my hands up.
See also: down, draw

draw something down

to pull something down. She drew the shades down to cut off the bright sunlight. She drew down the shades.
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draw down

Deplete by consuming or spending, as in The government worries about drawing down our oil reserves.
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draw down

v.
1. To pull something down, especially by extending it: Draw down the shades so I can get dressed. The stagehand drew the curtain down after the first act.
2. To deplete something by consuming or spending: The embargo drew down our food reserves. The increased costs drew our budget down.
See also: down, draw
References in classic literature ?
You're drawing down something like six hundred and sixty dollars a month.
I saw you at your window today--yes, I saw you as you were drawing down the blind!
Had it not been for the drawing down of the brows and the stern set of the jaws, I should not at first have noticed anything.
And as they marched what sorry fate was already drawing down upon that peaceful, happy home!
"That's where he landed on him first, and he must have had his finger on the trigger, drawing down on you and me, most likely me first, when Sing Song Silly broke up his calculations."
The amendment extends the interest-only payment period as well as the time for drawing down additional funding under the loan facility.
In Drawing Down the Moon, Radcliffe Edmonds, one of the foremost experts on magic, religion, and the occult in the ancient world, provides the most comprehensive account of the varieties of phenomena labeled as magic in classical antiquity, says a review on the Princeton University Press website.
You'll miss the mark on occasion through no fault of your own, but drawing down water levels at the correct time is the critical first step towards a better fall.
Cllr John Officers revealed that since the risk register was prepared there had been a change in circumstances, with confirmation being received of the process for drawing down funding for 2018/19 and 2019/20 expenditure.
However, priming the pump increases revenues only if there is a drawing down of tickets after the first stage.
"Following this initial meeting, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) agreed to conduct a review of its procedures for drawing down water from Lake Vyrnwy as well as discharges from Llyn Clywedog near Llanidloes.
This new Penguin Books edition of "Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America" by Margot Adler is a fully revised and classic study of Neo-Paganism.
The authorities are considering debt issuance in addition to drawing down sovereign net foreign assets to finance the deficit.
Drawing Down the Sun: Rekindle the Magick of the Solar Goddesses is a recommendation for any new age collection strong in goddess-based spirituality and the melding of spirit, mind and body, and features focus on fourteen different goddesses and how to use and recognize their different divine spirits through rituals and spells.