draw (up) alongside (someone or something)

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draw (up) alongside (someone or something)

To move into a position next to someone or something in motion. I knew I had a chance to win the race when I drew up alongside of the fastest girl in the heat.
See also: alongside, draw
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

draw (up) alongside someone or something

 and draw (up) alongside
to move up even with someone or something in motion. The police officer drew up alongside us and ordered us to pull over. A car drew up alongside us.
See also: alongside, draw
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Long before midday they slackened speed, after crossing Battersea Bridge, and the two cars drew alongside. They had arranged to separate here, but, curiously enough, no one seemed to care to start the leave taking.
Late Sunday afternoon a small native boat was seen rounding the point at the harbor's southern extremity, and after a few minutes it drew alongside the Ithaca.
Harvey grabbed at a rope and long iron hook dangling from one of the stays of the mainmast, while Dan pulled down another that ran from something he called a "topping-lift," as Manuel drew alongside in his loaded dory.
Raymond Aniceto had just left his house on board his black Honda City when the motorcycle riders drew alongside him on D.
VVIT looked as though the game was up for long-time leader Haymarket, who was backed at 55 in the 1m1f handicap at Musselburgh, when Kerry Icon drew alongside approaching the final furlong, but he found extra to win going away.
The Cannondale rider drew alongside and even marginally ahead in the final metres but a second push from Cavendish earned him the victory for Omega Pharma-Quick Step after a 155km run from the racecourse at Epsom.
And as they drew alongside one another, the missiles began to rain in on police, EDL, and members of the media.
Evans trailed the car for about two miles, then drew alongside and signalled for its driver to pull over.
The presenter, who trailed the car for about two miles, eventually drew alongside it and signalled for its driver to pull over.
The Tornado F3 crew were on a routine training sortie when they were asked to help and drew alongside the plane before guiding it through clouds to safety.
A BUSINESSMAN who drew alongside a car and held up a sign declaring: "F*** off you Irish ***" has been banned from driving for two years.
Daniel Miller, 19, was in a black Alfa Romeo beside West Bromwich Albion's ground when he was shot several times with a hand gun by masked men who drew alongside in a green Rover 200.
When Pleasantly Perfect drew alongside Medaglia D'Oro dug deep.
But although Landing Light and Frosty Canyon drew alongside to challenge on the home turn, Deano's Beeno pulled clear again on the run to the final flight as he claimed his 12th victory from 28 starts over jumps.
He was looking at the houses and looked down as she drew alongside him "as if he didn't want me to see him".