draw near/nigh

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of draw near/nigh

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to move (something, such as a covering) over or to one side

  3. : 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

  2. : a sucking pull on something held with the lips

  3. : a removal of a handgun from its holster

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

  2. : almost, nearly

  3. : in a close or intimate manner : closely

  1. : close to

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

  2. : almost happening : narrowly missed or avoided

  3. : nearly not happening

  1. : approach

nigh play
  1. : near in place, time, or relationship

  2. : nearly, almost

  1. : close, near

  2. : direct, short

  3. : being on the left side

  1. : near

  1. : to draw or come near to : approach

  2. : to draw near


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