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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.
See also: away, draw

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
References in classic literature ?
From species to species, as: 'With blade of bronze drew away the life,' and 'Cleft the water with the vessel of unyielding bronze.' Here {alpha rho upsilon rho alpha iota}, 'to draw away,' is used for {tau alpha mu epsilon iota nu}, 'to cleave,' and {tau alpha mu epsilon iota nu} again for {alpha rho upsilon alpha iota},--each being a species of taking away.
Here the breeze struck the sail, sending the rude craft lunging among the waves that ran higher and higher as they drew away from the shore.
She winced at his words and drew away. 'But when that is all he asks,' she pleaded.
The preparations being complete, the two private soldiers stepped aside and each drew away the plank upon which he had been standing.
They drew away and waited in ecstatic awe for that which was about to happen.
Afterwards we drew away from the scent, for your good."
They hurried him along, the sounds of battle growing fainter and fainter as they drew away from the contestants until there suddenly broke upon D'Arnot's vision a good-sized clearing at one end of which stood a thatched and palisaded village.
Joe drew away from her, and they walked apart to the entrance.
In the Worthington Cup they drew away to Second Division Stoke and lost at First Division Bolton.
18 Prem League games since Man Utd last drew away from home.
Summary: Guus Hiddink has heaped praise on Chelsea skipper John Terry after his side drew away to Barcelona in the Champions League.
Darryll Holland, who had already ridden seven winners at the track, took up the running over a furlong out on All The Way, who drew away to score by two lengths from Super Goldluck, who raced as Immovable Option when trained by Dermot Weld.
Ridden by Joe Fanning for trainer James Given, the four-year-old drew away in the last quarter-mile to score by ten lengths from Go With The Wind.
Given a canny ride by Richard Guest, who dictated the pace and kept tight on the inside throughout, the gelding drew away after the third-last to win eased down by eight lengths.
A half-bred French import who won on the Flat, the four-year-old was always going well and drew away in good style under Paul Flynn to beat Bewleys Hotels by three lengths.