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
References in classic literature ?
O charms more potent than the rapt Chaldee Ever drew down from out the quiet stars!
Little Alice put up her arms to Grandfather, and drew down his white head beside her own golden locks.
In a mood of tenderness that was not usual with her, she drew down her mother's head, and kissed her brow and both her cheeks.
He threw away the axe and got down on 'is knees alongside of Ah Wee, who gave a last little kick and opened 'is eyes--he had eyes like mine--an' puttin' up 'is hands drew down W'isky's ugly head and held it there w'ile 'e stayed.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States and its NATO allies likely drew down its big troop presence too quickly from Afghanistan, but he vowed to stick with the war, refusing to put a date on when it might end, Reuters reported.
Because we noticed in the last few days, Angat Dam's water level drew down up to .
Upon the execution of the amendment, CareView drew down from PDL USD20m of the total USD40m potentially available to it under the credit agreement.
The firm initially drew down USD10m on June 30, 2011.
France already drew down on these stocks last year and briefly dropped
The youth with the crowbar managed to flee out of the store, but Smith drew down on the other two, leaving them with no option but to surrender.
A security guard next drew down on Shadbert, who disappeared deep into the night with friends who also took the renta-cop's stick.
In the past, when large loan losses occurred, the majority of banks drew down their capital while continuing to finance projects that would improve their future earnings.
RCCC drew down the majority of its $60 million revolving credit facility during the fourth quarter after making payment on four periods of senior preferred dividends to remedy the voting rights trigger event, which restricted RCCC from refinancing its debt or drawing on its credit facility.
The first payment, which represented approximately 8% of the amount that eStrategy Solutions drew down from the line of credit that CLX provided, was received earlier this month and continued monthly payments will be made to CLX until the full amount, plus interest, has been repaid.
American Tower fully drew down the term loan A on each facility ($750 million at ATI and $700 million at SCI) to refinance the existing $1.