draw apart

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draw apart

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 all drew apart.
2. To move something away from something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "apart." I drew apart several socks that had gotten stuck together in the dryer.
See also: apart, draw

draw something apart

to pull something, such as curtains or drapes, open or apart. She drew the curtains apart and looked out the window. She drew apart the curtains a little bit.
See also: apart, draw

draw apart (from someone or something)

 and draw away (from someone or something)
to pull back or away from someone or something. Don't draw apart from the rest of us. Please don't draw away from me. I won't bite. She drew away slowly and left the room.
See also: apart, draw
References in classic literature ?
We are flung together by Fate, drawn apart by Fate--flung together, drawn apart.
With livid face he stood, leaning for support against the table; his craven knees wabbling beneath his fat carcass; while his lips were drawn apart against his yellow teeth in a horrid grimace of awful fear.
The door was already closed, but between the curtains which his hands had drawn apart, Prince Maiyo was standing in the room which they had just quitted, and there was something in the calm impassivity of his white, stern face which seemed to madden her.
When he looked again they had drawn apart and were conversing earnestly.
The dogs were drawn apart, the bull-dog struggling vigorously.
The night was very still, and on such nights, when the traffic thins away, the walker becomes conscious of the moon in the street, as if the curtains of the sky had been drawn apart, and the heaven lay bare, as it does in the country.
He had drawn apart one little chink and showed astonishing treasures.
A video provided by the Dutch police showed a naked 1-year-old girl who was hung upside down with her hands tied and legs drawn apart.
No matter how much you argue, you cannot be drawn apart.
Fincantieri's world-class marine engineers will carefully bisect MSC Sinfonia's hull, after which the two halves of the ships will be slowly drawn apart.
So as Sheenu and Sunaina are being drawn apart, into their lives enters Ayesha (Nargis).
The basics of how a muscle generates power remain the same: Filaments of myosin tugging on filaments of actin shorten, or contract but University of Washington-led research showed that as muscles bulge, the filaments are drawn apart from each other, the myosin tugs at sharper angles over greater distances, and it's that action that deserves credit for half the change in muscle force scientists have been measuring.
The sides have been drawn apart, so there is the possibility of a second consecutive all-ENL final at Wembley.
Davis Pruhs's Killacolla Pedro and Derek Knight's Maui Hawk, who each have recorded two gold and one silver (27 points), have been drawn apart in the two divisions of the Dogs' races, with Pedro set to go for the second division.
THEY are a generation which never saw the bonding that Kashmiri Muslims and Pandits once shared, but when they danced together, it seemed as if the two communities were never separated, never drawn apart by the militancy and violence in the Valley.