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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
References in classic literature ?
To sundry it is given to be drawn away, and to be apart from the body for a season; for, as concerning rills which would flow across each other the weaker is borne along by the stronger, so there be certain of kin whose paths intersecting, their souls do bear company, the while their bodies go fore-appointed ways, unknowing.
Harriet, necessarily drawn away by her engagements with the Martins, was less and less at Hartfield; which was not to be regretted.
and the King left the apartment followed by his gentlemen, all of whom had drawn away from the Earl of Leicester when it became apparent that the royal displeasure was strong against him.
As he was drawn away, his wife released him, and stood looking after him with her hands touching one another in the attitude of prayer, and with a radiant look upon her face, in which there was even a comforting smile.
He applied his cups several times, and every time struck his lancet into the same place; having drawn away a large quantity of blood, he healed the orifices with three lumps of tallow.
The soldiers allowed themselves to be drawn away by the force of principles, which are, like discipline, the obligatory tie in everybody constituted for any purpose.
These were then easily taken out, and drawn away by the lower end, which was hermetically sealed by means of a strong ligature.
I tell you what," Captain Jorgensen muttered to Daughtry, whom he had drawn away into a corner.
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.