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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.
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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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That result followed previous 2-2 draws away to Cefn Druids and Llandudno for Neil Gibson's side.
Notable results include 0-0 draws away to Norway and at home to Croatia during Euro 2016 qualifying, and an injury-hit Northern Ireland should be easier to contain than those two opponents.
Hughes said: "It's something that a lot people remind us of but I think if you look at it, we've had a lot of draws away from home, so we maybe haven't won as many as we should but I don't think we've lost any more compared to any other team.
But Hugo Rodallega and Damien Duff scored in a 2-1 victory and defender Hughes said: "It's something that a lot people remind us of quite a bit but I think if you look at it closely, we've had a lot of draws away from home, but to come here five games in and get an away win is good for us.
Nature is crafty and draws away many; she ensnares and deceives them, and always proposes self as her end.
A well-known problem for ductile iron producers, this interaction draws away the magnesium that should be forming nodules and leaves magnesium sulfide inclusions at the surface of the casting.
However, they have laboured to draws away to Heracles (1-1) and at home to Vitesse Arnhem (0-0) in their last two league games and head coach Co Adriaanse may have one eye on Saturday's clash at Utrecht which could be crucial to his team's faltering title challenge.