draw near/nigh

Definition of draw near/nigh

  1. :  to come closer :  to approach Spring is drawing near/nigh.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause to move continuously toward or after a force applied in advance :  pull : such as

    :  to move (as a covering) over or to one side

    :  to pull up or out of a receptacle or place where seated or carried

  1. :  the act or process of drawing (see 1draw) : such as

    :  a sucking pull on something held with the lips

    :  a removal of a handgun from its holster

  1. :  at, within, or to a short distance or time

    :  almost, nearly

    :  in a close or intimate manner :  closely

  1. :  close to

  1. :  not far distant in time, place, or degree

    :  almost happening :  narrowly missed or avoided

    :  nearly not happening

  1. :  approach

  1. :  near in place, time, or relationship

    :  nearly, almost

  1. :  close, near

    :  direct, short

    :  being on the left side

  1. :  near

  1. :  to draw or come near to :  approach

    :  to draw near

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