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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.
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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
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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 real estate activities sector was the largest recipient of new SME lending over Q2 2016, drawing down 255 million; this marked the highest drawdown since the series began in 2010.
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75 per cent and was repaid using cash and by drawing down on committed liquidity facilities that carry an annual interest cost of 1.
He said: "If our allies are drawing down more quickly we will look to draw down on a pattern that reflects that.
energy sources here said they would consider drawing down strategic stocks if
Although this is shaping up as another tight budget year for Worcester, the city should resist drawing down fiscal reserves.
Our advice to landlords is to consider the range of financial options available to them when thinking about buying overseas, including drawing down on their existing mortgage to fund their foreign property ambitions.
Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans said money for capital investment could be drawn down from the bank, but Wales had failed to take any significant advantage of the system' The NHS in Wales could access up to pounds 300m of capital investment by drawing down funds available via the European Investment Bank,' she said.
The agency said it plans to maintain the surface of the reservoir behind Cougar Dam at elevation 1,400 feet, drawing down water by as much as six feet per day, if necessary.
The proposal by Milosevic, which included a drawing down of his forces in Kosovo as NATO withdrew its forces in neighboring Albania and Macedonia, was far from meeting the five demands laid out at the NATO summit last weekend.