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draw away

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 drew away from each other. As soon as I heard the buzzing bees, I drew away from the flowers.
2. To move someone or something away from someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "away." I drew my toddler away from the cat when I saw how vigorously she was petting it.
3. To pass one's fellow competitors, as in a race. I knew I had a chance to win the race when I drew away from the fastest girl in the heat.
4. To take the focus of a situation away from someone or something else. I can't believe my own sister got engaged a week before my wedding, totally drawing the attention away from me!
See also: away, draw

draw (some kind of attention) away

(from someone or something ) to capture attention or praise due to someone or something. Her sterling performance drew attention away from the big star in one of the other roles. She drew away too much notice by her late arrival at the party.
See also: away, draw

draw away

1. Pull off or back, as in He drew his chair away from the fire.
2. Move ahead of competitors, as in On the last lap Jim drew away from the other runners.
See also: away, draw

draw away

v.
1. To pull something away: I drew the dogs away from the creek. The babysitter drew away the children from the stranger.
2. To pull back from someone or something: The jury drew away from the bloody photograph. The man reached toward us, but we drew away.
3. To move ahead of competitors, as in a race: In the last lap, the leader drew away from the pack.
4. To lure or attract something away from someone or something: Her speech drew attention away from the honoree. The national election drew away interest in our local news.
See also: away, draw
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WREXHAM have been drawn away at National League rivals AFC Fylde in this year's FA Cup opening round.
Belgium was drawn away to Hungary in the first round of the 2018 Davis Cup World Group, but the Belgian tennis federation has until October 4 to confirm whether it wishes to host the tie.
BURTON boss Nigel Clough has voiced his anger at being drawn away to Cardiff City in Tuesday night's Carabao Cup clash.
NEWCASTLE United have been drawn away to Gillingham in the second round of the Capital One Cup, writes LEE RYDER.
Different approaches to suit one's personal strengths on this vast more natural fishery has seen anglers at times drawn away from the more easily accessed commercials.
RHYL have been drawn away to fellow Huws Gray Alliance side Porthmadog in the second round of the Welsh Cup.
The first county drawn in each pairing has home advantage except where a team is drawn away for the second year running.
DUNDEE UNITED boss Peter Houston can't believe his side's luck - after they were drawn away in the cup for an amazing 10th time in a row.
COVENTRY Sphinx have been drawn away at Blue Square Bet North neighbours Hinckley United in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup much to the delight of manager Danny McSheffrey.
LEEDS have drifted in the Challenge Cup betting after they were drawn away to Hull in the fourth round, writes Alex Hilton.
Birmingham City have been handed the chance to gain Carling Cup revenge over Southampton having been drawn away to the south-coast club in the second round for successive seasons.
MIGHTY Marske have been drawn away in the last 16 of the FA Vase.
2 : the act of having thoughts or attention drawn away : the state of drawing thoughts or attention away <.
ALBION were today given an excellent chance of reaching the semi-finals of the FA Cup when they were drawn away to Bristol Rovers in the sixth-round draw.
They went out 1-0 to miss out on a pounds 16,000 prize for getting to the next round, where Blackpool have been drawn away to Lee Sinnott's Farsley Celtic or MK Dons.