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 .7 meters,' said Roy Badilla of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) hydro-meteorology division, in a press briefing over the weekend.
Summary: Net foreign assets at Saudi Arabia's Central Bank fell by US$ 7.4 billion to reach US$ 546.7 billion in September from the previous month, as the government drew down reserves to cover a budget deficit caused by low oil prices, official data showed on Sunday.
Upon the execution of the amendment, CareView drew down from PDL USD20m of the total USD40m potentially available to it under the credit agreement.
During the last year these businesses drew down nearly PS900 million of new or increased funding.
During the last year these businesses drew down nearly PS900m of new or increased funding.
The firm initially drew down USD10m on June 30, 2011.
France already drew down on these stocks last year and briefly dropped
The Surridge Cardiff and the Vale Junior Cricket League finally drew down the curtain on their summer when the rain-delayed under-15A final was played at St Fagans.
Unfortunately, Lippert recalled, that drew down DLA's MRE inventory "to a point I was not comfortable with" until after producers surged to restore supplies.
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.