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 on our supply this winter.
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