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draw near to

To get close to someone or something, either literally or figuratively. You need to draw near to your family in this time of tragedy. Come on, son, draw near to the wall so you can see exactly where to put in the nail.
See also: draw, near
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old Foxey' by his friends from his extreme sagacity,) who encouraged them to the utmost, and whose chief regret, on finding that he drew near to Houndsditch churchyard, was, that his daughter could not take out an attorney's certificate and hold a place upon the roll.
A silent party soon drew near to the same enclosure, entered, and joined the Musketeers.
He therefore drew near to the table and took the second glass.
Charlie obediently sat himself upon a hassock at her feet; the other sinners drew near to catch the words of wisdom about to fall from her lips, and Rose, softened by this gratifying humility, addressed them in her most maternal tone.
Then for the first time I spoke, for the soldiers drew near to slay us.
The crowd detained us as we drew near to the place of celebration.