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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"But Anna I know, I feel, is every thing that is good and sincere, and our sympathies drew us together. Katherine I loved naturally."
We were the only men down there, as it was out of the season, and that drew us together. And when I spotted this slice of his I just gave him a bit of advice.
'What drew us together was love' Prosecutor David Lamb asked the boy why the woman, who was older than him, would want to lose her virginity with a 16-year-old boy.
Most had done a bit of adventure travel before, and what drew us together was a sense of curiosity about what lay ahead.
I'm not exactly sure what initially drew us together, but our personalities didn't quite match up.
'We both spoke Spanish, so that's what drew us together. Her family was very kind to my family, and Nena was always nice to me, very mabait.
His influence on the group was significant--Nash, Marx declared later in life, was 'the magnet that drew us together'--not only encouraging them in their work, but introducing them to potential clients; perhaps most notably via his exhibition 'Room and Book' at the Zwemmer Gallery in 1932, which aimed to promote English modernism in applied design.
They drew us together in ways that I will always be appreciative of.
But business aside, it was bowhunting that drew us together. Pick had a strong track record on big mule deer.
As I told it, I discovered that I was face-to-face with the people gathered for worship in a way that drew us together. We became a "community of listeners." This felt different from being a "community of simultaneous readers." Then and there, I committed to learning and telling the Gospel lessons each week.
How can we get back the spark and friendship that drew us together in the beginning?--Sparkless in Seattle
"One of the things that drew us together was that we both had this fascination with Halloween," Berg said.
He recalls: "I think the thing that drew us together was we felt it was important when you did a performance that you did the best for your audience.