draw (something) to

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draw (something) to

To shut or close something. Oh, I drew the bedroom drapes to so that I could take a nap this afternoon.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

draw someone or something to(ward) someone or something

to pull someone or something to someone or something. She drew him toward her and kissed him. Todd drew the child toward the light.
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draw something to

to close or nearly close something, such as curtains, drapes, etc. She drew the drapes to and turned on the lights. Please draw the door to as you leave, but don't shut it all the way.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Elton was to take the drawing to London, chuse the frame, and give the directions; and Emma thought she could so pack it as to ensure its safety without much incommoding him, while he seemed mostly fearful of not being incommoded enough.
The duel already had been long contested and the day was drawing to a close.
The exhibition also follows Truitt's transition from drawing to sculpture.
But most important, Lotto's use of drawing to represent Lucretia's suicide conveys meaning: His medium is in fact the message.
I found using those I could get the smooth, even colour I needed that would not change from drawing to drawing.
Stark relies on strategies of extreme reduction, delicacy, and literary allusion, in which the relationship of drawing to written page is foregrounded.
Strong in 1902,(9) James Byam Shaw later attributed the drawing to Titian,(10) and most scholars accept that attribution as well as a date of around 1565 for the drawing.
This publication is organized into four sections: Materials and Tools; Drawing with Line and Tone; Drawing with Color; and From Drawing to Painting.
Last summer Cinto had her first US show (in fact her first show outside Brazil), "Constructed Happiness," a solo exhibition at Bonakdar Jancou in New York, and her latest work seems to be taking drawing to its vanishing point.