draw down

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draw down

1. To physically pull or tug something down. Because I wasn't feeling well, I drew down the shades in my bedroom and took a nap in the middle of the afternoon.
2. To use up an available resource. I went out to chop more firewood since we've drawn down our supply this winter.
3. To point a gun at someone. Before I knew it, he drew down on me, so I put my hands up.
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draw something down

to pull something down. She drew the shades down to cut off the bright sunlight. She drew down the shades.
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draw down

Deplete by consuming or spending, as in The government worries about drawing down our oil reserves.
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draw down

v.
1. To pull something down, especially by extending it: Draw down the shades so I can get dressed. The stagehand drew the curtain down after the first act.
2. To deplete something by consuming or spending: The embargo drew down our food reserves. The increased costs drew our budget down.
See also: down, draw
References in classic literature ?
I was at first drawn down to a depth of about twenty feet.
My mouth filled with water; I struggled against being drawn down the abyss.
I stared in silence at Sherlock Holmes, whose lips were compressed and his brows drawn down over his eyes.
He continued to walk up and down the room with his head sunk on his chest and his brows drawn down, as was his habit when lost in thought.
It seemed as impossible to bear the fatality she had drawn down on him without venting his fury as it would be to a panther to bear the javelin-wound without springing and biting.
His feet were instantly drawn down off the chair and under him as he stood up erect upon them.
In spite of the heat of the room, he wore a thick sea-jacket, buttoned to the neck, and a tall hairy cap drawn down over his ears; yet I never saw any man, not even a judge upon the bench, look cooler, or more studious and self-possessed, than this ship-captain.
Both had dark faces, set off by cloth caps, which were drawn down aslant over their brows.
McCaskey arose heavily, and went toward the dish closet, with the corners of her mouth drawn down.
Glegg had half closed her shutters and drawn down her blinds.
The MESA includes up to USD4 m in common shares in GeneNews to be drawn down, at the company's option, in maximum installments of USD 1m, and up to USD 6m in unsecured convertible notes in tranches not to exceed USD 3m.
Each company will provide a long-term funding facility of 285 million expected to be drawn down in 2017.
The first of the tranches in the amount of GBP 400,000, is to be drawn down immediately.
Ecobank Zimbabwe has said that it has drawn down the second tranche of the USD15m line of credit (LoC) that was mobilised by its parent company.
According to Samson Oil and Gas, it has drawn down USD4m from the facility, with the remaining USD4m to be drawn down after the implementation of a hedging programme that is expected within the next two weeks.