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draw aside

To have one move away from someone or something, often in order to discuss something privately; to take aside. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "aside." I drew the nurse aside so that I could ask a few more questions about my dad's surgery.
See also: aside, draw

draw someone aside

to pull or steer someone aside. The teacher drew Bob aside to have a word with him. Harry drew aside someone he could trust and expressed his fears.
See also: aside, draw
References in classic literature ?
Often a door is opened, a curtain drawn aside, in the halls of romance, where the reader may roam at will.
The daylight, the trailing glory of the sun, went streaming out of the sky, was drawn aside like some luminous curtain, and at last I looked into the blue gulf of immensity which the sunshine hides, and saw the floating hosts of the stars.
The curtain between the trees was drawn aside, and the shrine was disclosed to view.
At the moment when he kissed it the canvas screen was again drawn aside.
I'm sure all the ships that ever sailed out of Four Winds to their doom could be seen tonight sailing up the harbor with their drowned crews on their decks, if that shrouding fog could suddenly be drawn aside.
The impression was increased, when, the tapestry being drawn aside, a female form, dressed in a rich habit, which partook more of the Eastern taste than that of Europe, glided through the door which it concealed, and was followed by a swarthy domestic.
She could look at it because the curtain had been drawn aside.
Delvin's bedroom from her sitting-room were drawn aside.
The doors slammed behind them, and the street was deserted, though here and there front shades were drawn aside so that anxious-faced women might peer forth.
The reflection had barely occurred to him--Frank's thoughtless invitation to Wardour had just passed his lips--when the canvas screen over the doorway was drawn aside.
The curtains of his bed were drawn aside, I tell you, by a hand.
During these three nights, he says, the veil between this world and that of the ancestors was drawn aside.
I am relieved when I hear the heavy steel bolt drawn aside and I am released -- how wonderful that must have felt to those detained here.
The winger was initially yellow carded by ref David Somers but after being drawn aside by the linesman red was flashed.
The curtain will be hung on a smooth-running track so, at carefully controlled times, it can be drawn aside to reveal the building in all its glory.