draw on

drew on; drawn on; drawing on; draws on

Definition of draw on

intransitive verb

: approach night draws on

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Examples of draw on in a Sentence

the general's imprudent remarks drew on a public rebuke by the secretary of defense night draws on, so we should hurry home
Recent Examples on the Web The pair of albums' songs tie into the discovery of self that BTS uses its music to explore and relay to listeners by drawing on this inspiration, as well as other facets of their lives and careers. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "Everything to Know About BTS' 'Map of the Soul: 7'," 19 Feb. 2020 Some employees have long had the option of raising emergency money by drawing on their retirement accounts using what is called a hardship loan. Bailey Mccann, WSJ, "More Companies Help Employees With ‘Financial Wellness’ Plans," 10 Feb. 2020 For more than a century, Australia has managed the landscape by drawing on the altruism and kinship of its people. New York Times, "Australia’s Volunteer Firefighters Are Heroes. But Are They Enough?," 2 Feb. 2020 The kit comes with erasable pens that allow people to personalize the figures by drawing on them. Jason Wilson, Washington Post, "Playmobil’s Plan to Infiltrate Your Workplace," 23 Dec. 2019 The New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness draws on state and federal data for its annual report. USA TODAY, "Utility bill Santa, return of Ceres, Zion path secured: News from around our 50 states," 19 Dec. 2019 The New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness draws on state and federal data for its annual report. BostonGlobe.com, "State Police mourn death of beloved horse," 19 Dec. 2019 The research drew on data collected through the Pooling Project of Prospective Studies of Diet and Cancer, an international set of studies that seeks to elucidate the relationship between diet and cancer among women without a history of the disease. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Losing Weight May Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer," 17 Dec. 2019 Using deep-learning artificial intelligence however, programs such as AlphaGo have been able to build up their mastery over the years and draw on data from thousands of games. James Griffiths, CNN, "Korean Go master quits the game because AI 'cannot be defeated'," 27 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of draw on

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of draw on was in the 15th century

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“Draw on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/draw%20on. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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