draw near

(redirected from drawing near)
Also found in: Legal.

draw near

1. To get close to someone or something, either literally or figuratively. You need to draw near to your family in this time of tragedy. Come on, draw near to the wall so you can see exactly where to put in the nail.
2. To approach or come closer. This usage is typically used to describe the passage of time. As the time to process into the church drew near, the students quieted down and lined up in alphabetical order.
See also: draw, near

draw near

 
1. and draw near (to someone or something ) Lit. to come near to someone or something. Draw near to me, and let me look at you. Draw near to the table and look at this.
2. Fig. [for a particular time] to approach. The time to depart is drawing near. As the time for her speech drew near, Ann became more and more nervous.
See also: draw, near
References in periodicals archive ?
With the election drawing near, requiring much greater time and effort and my additional duties as head of the party's anti corruption and accountability cell, I have requested the chairman PTI to relieve me of my responsibility as central information secretary of the party,' he said.
1 : an act or instance of drawing near <the approach of summer> <The cat made a cautious approach.
The water level in Ortotokoi water reservoir is drawing near the bottom level.
Mary sees that the day of Jesus' burial is drawing near and that nothing else matters.
Using the funeral of Princess Diana as an interpretive lens, Avis argues for a vision of the church drawing near to human needs and sensitive to human aspirations.
With the end of his tour in Iraq drawing near, he was looking forward to spending some time in Spain and the Netherlands.
The time is once again drawing near for legal practitioners across Wales to enter The Western Mail Welsh Law Awards.
You'd have reckoned there might be no finer moment than seeing the entire principal cast of NBC's ``Frasier,'' now in its 11th season and drawing near the finish line, standing side by side for one final bow.
I am increasingly aware that the day is drawing near when I will have to present myself to God and make an accounting of my whole life,' he said.
PREGNANT Sarah Jessica Parker is finding it increasingly difficult to carry off her role as Sex And The City's single girl Carrie with her due date drawing near.
By 12:00 N demonstrators have filled the streets near the conference center; those in the Yellow Zone, drawing near the Wall of Shame, are drumming and chanting.
when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.
With the world's largest mobile subscriber population and the dawn of 3G drawing near, the Chinese MVAS market is now considered one of the most anticipated and closely watched markets in the world.
Over the past few weeks the two main parties (NDC and NNP) have been engaged in heavy campaigning, which indicated to many Grenadians that the date of the elections was drawing near.
Charlotte Hancock, TV Licensing North East spokeswoman, said: "With the end of the financial year drawing near, now is the perfect time for businesses to check their TV licence status, and see if they qualify for a saving".