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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

draw down

Deplete by consuming or spending, as in The government worries about drawing down our oil reserves.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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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.
The blinds were drawn down. Lady Montbarry sat with her back to the windows, as if even the subdued daylight were disagreeable to her.
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.
Of the new GBP75 million facility, GBP25 million with a fixed rate of 2.90% was drawn down in May with the remaining GBP50 million now drawn down at a fixed rate of 2.45%.
"Perennial grass crops that can be seasonally inundated, such as our mix of water foxtail, western mannagrass, and American sloughgrass, can handle some frost and should be drawn down as much as a month or more before the last frost," Rogers says.
for some what the over the " Responding to these reassurances, Coun O'Shea said: "I'm happy that the money has been drawn down, and I've said that three or four times now.