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.
See also: down, draw

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
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Global Banking News-June 22, 2015--Ecobank's Zimbabwe unit draws down LoC
A final 200,000 warrants will vest only if Jinshan draws down on more than US$30 million of the loan facility.
Hollinger has further agreed to pay the parties who have committed to purchase the additional Second Priority Notes a commitment fee of 1% of the principal amount of Second Priority Notes committed to be purchased and a draw-down fee (which draw-down fee is payable if, and only if, the Common Share Approvals have been obtained on or prior to March 31, 2005 and Hollinger draws down on the commitments) of 1.