draw together

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draw together

1. To cause people or things to come physically close together. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "together." Mom drew all of us together in a group hug after Christmas dinner. The electrical charges cause the particles to be drawn together in the solution, forming a new solid.
2. To cause people to rely on each other for comfort and support. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "together." As tough as it has been, I think this time of tragedy has really drawn together the whole country. The local team's playoff run is drawing the town together to show their support.
3. To gather multiple people or things into a single group or pool. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draw" and "together." The new project aims to draw together the information of millions of citizens. The company's new program is meant to draw people of diverse backgrounds together.
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draw people or things together

to pull people together; to pull things together. She drew her toys together in preparation for leaving. She drew together all the people she wanted to talk to.
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draw someone together

to make people seek one another for emotional support. The tragic accident drew the family all together. Do you think the crisis actually will draw us closer together?
See also: draw, together
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Miss Letitia was silent, when the new nurse softly parted the curtains--looked in--and drew them together again.
Something in the still night drew them together and when the drunken boy's head began to clear they talked.
In January, Rodriguez told The Associated Press that he and Lopez had similar backgrounds and her latest film "Second Act" reflected the ties that drew them together.
As their paths crossed again, fate was more than kind to the two people whose love drew them together to say their vows, never to be separated for the rest of their lives.
Every week before their therapy session, the pair meet in a pub and each episode will give insight into what drew them together and what pulled them apart.
"They really suffered together in a way that there's tears, but in the end that's what really drew them together" he revealed.
Of course, when the two discover their name connection, they decide it must have been fate that drew them together. Fate plays a part when the two run into each other the following day as well.
Bat-Adam evidences generosity of spirit and nonjudgmental insight as she subtly implies Macky and Ayala are torn apart by the very thing that initially drew them together: Wistful longing for true love with a kindred spirit.
The ingenious solution was to slot the majority of these individual works into a complex armature of raw pine planks that simultaneously drew them together and kept them apart.
McCririck bemoans how he drew them together for the second of tonight's Derby semi finals.
If this concert was anything to go by, it wasn't his bubbly charm that drew them together. Jones looked bored by the entire thing.
But there was a time when the Old Firm stood united, controversy drew them together - until this week when, unlike Kenny Dalglish, they chose not to talk by telephone.
Doyle's insightful reading of the "tree" scar on Sethe's back provides an example: In the scene after Sethe and Paul D have made love, the tree which initially drew them together begins to separate them physically and emotionally.