draw on

verb
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 two plans would have the state draw on its rainy day funds until the tax's enactment. Tim Gruver, Washington Examiner, "Washington Democrats cast their budget bet on a capital gains tax," 29 Mar. 2021 Making fish dishes at Urban Seafood will allow Gisellu to draw on his upbringing in Sardinia, an island in Italy. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Collin County family opening third restaurant in downtown Plano, Urban Seafood," 29 Mar. 2021 In another measure of fiscal health, the diocese didn’t make an emergency draw on its $10 million line of credit. The Associated Press, NOLA.com, "Catholic dioceses, institutions received at least $3B in taxpayer aid during pandemic: analysis," 4 Feb. 2021 In another measure of fiscal health, the diocese didn't make an emergency draw on its $10 million line of credit. Reese Dunklin And Michael Rezendes, Star Tribune, "Sitting on billions, Catholic dioceses amassed taxpayer aid," 4 Feb. 2021 Harris said that which workers are included in that group will draw on federal guidance from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, "How to get the COVID vaccine when it’s your turn," 21 Dec. 2020 Crawford also said the drugstore giant —the largest pharmacy chain in the country, with nearly 10,000 stores — would draw on its experience administering tens of millions of flu vaccines in nursing homes and elsewhere across the country each year. Stephen Gandel, CBS News, "The U.S. has plan to vaccinate nursing home residents. Experts fear it won't work.," 20 Nov. 2020 The commission says 5,700 foreign companies would draw on power created by the Renaissance Dam, many of them in a burgeoning industrial corridor that stretches from Addis Ababa to the boomtown of Adama, the site of Alemu’s factory. Washington Post, "Africa’s largest dam powers dreams of prosperity in Ethiopia — and fears of hunger in Egypt," 15 Oct. 2020 Scientists will soon have even more resources to draw on. Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American, "An Octopus Could Be the Next Model Organism," 24 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of draw on

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Draw on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/draw%20on. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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