draw 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

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Danijel Subasic saved three penalties to help Croatia reach the World Cup quarterfinals with a 3-2 shootout victory over Denmark following a 1-1 draw on Sunday. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "Brazil and Neymar eliminate Mexico from World Cup with a 2-0 victory," 2 July 2018 Danijel Subasic saved three penalties to help Croatia reach the World Cup quarterfinals with a 3-2 shootout victory over Denmark following a 1-1 draw on Sunday. Gerald Imray, chicagotribune.com, "Danijel Subasic saves 3 in shootout to help Croatia top Denmark, advance at World Cup," 1 July 2018 Nwakali made nine appearances in the Eredivisie last season, scoring on his debut in a draw on the road to FC Groningen. SI.com, "Arsenal Youngster & Former U17 World Cup Star Announces Porto Switch in Social Media Post," 30 June 2018 After months of work and several revisions, a version of Pratt’s drawing on Tuesday was named the winner of the international contest to design the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, "Design is chosen for first national monument to Native American military veterans," 26 June 2018 The matchup was announced during a draw on Thursday morning. Justin Sayers, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville City FC to host Nashville SC in next round of U.S. Open Cup," 7 June 2018 This is a big, fun country music rodeo drawing on decades of hits. Justin Jacobs, Indianapolis Star, "Dead & Company and Imagine Dragons shows among top things to do in Indianapolis this June," 30 May 2018 However, Arena could only manage three straight draws on the road and when Costa Rica racked up a 2-0 victory in New Jersey in September, things were dicey. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "Why is the U.S. men's national team missing from the 2018 World Cup?," 25 May 2018 While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding on Saturday was a big draw on television, a special viewing in theaters couldn't boast the same. Pamela Mcclintock, Billboard, "Weekend Box Office: 'Deadpool 2' Topples 'Infinity War' With $125M U.S. Bow, $301M Globally," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of draw on

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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