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

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Television, doubles, keeping players from the same side of the draw on the same schedule. Jon Wertheim, SI.com, "Mailbag: In Appreciation of the Serena/Murray Doubles Team at Wimbledon," 10 July 2019 But Williams has rumbled through many a nasty draw on her way to 23 Grand Slam singles titles. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "Serena Williams’s Coach Says She Is Pain Free. Watch Out, Wimbledon?," 29 June 2019 Some even said that World was a step backwards from Park, drawing on only the most lumbering, inept, and ultimately unfounded characteristics of our falsely featherless friends. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "Five Ways Real Science Would Make the New Jurassic World So Much Better," 12 June 2018 The California Office of Traffic Safety keeps its own figures and rankings on collisions in the state, drawing on numbers from several government agencies, including the California Highway Patrol and the state’s Department of Transportation. Andy Nguyen, latimes.com, "Glendale ranks low — again — in report on the nation’s best drivers," 27 June 2019 On other social networks, when professional and elite athletes post a workout, their comments can become overrun by snark, trolls, and insults, says clinical sports psychologist (and Strava user) Kristin Keim, drawing on her clients’ experiences. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, "The Coach That Meets You in Your Inbox," 24 June 2019 The sight of kids drawing on the pavement with sidewalk chalk is practically guaranteed to induce a bout of nostalgia. Sarah Todd, Quartzy, "Sidewalk chalk drawings have a colorful 500-year history," 22 June 2019 Rockwell’s pictures were a more oblique type of propaganda, drawing on the head as much as on the heart. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "A Closer Look at Rockwell’s Four Freedoms," 22 June 2019 Aggarwal said there are valuable messages in the study, drawing on her own work at the Cardiology Cognitive Clinic, where her team helps patients address chronic conditions that could take their toll on brain health. Michael Nedelman, CNN, "Heart disease can have long-term impact on the mind, study says," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of draw on

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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