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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Reichert’s role, in part, will be to speak to government officials and others, drawing on his 33-year career in law enforcement, which culminated in serving eight years as King County sheriff. Jim Brunner, The Seattle Times, "Retired Rep. Dave Reichert joins lobbying firm, will work initially on anti-human trafficking project," 14 Jan. 2019 What sets Facebook Dating apart is its integration with Groups and Events, drawing on other aspects of Facebook to expand the dating pool and encourage users to meet in public. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Facebook’s problems in Europe are piling up," 21 Sep. 2018 Ever since the beginning of cameras, girls have done the kissy face in photos (and before photos, the look was probably drawn on cave walls). Seventeen, "The 13 Types of Selfies That Are All Over Instagram," 11 Jan. 2019 The episode draws on insights from his experiences. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "TV Technica 2018: Our favorite shows and binges," 24 Dec. 2018 While Meghan and Harry's cake featured lemon and elderflower, Princess Eugenie's wedding cake ingredients draw on the season in which she's getting married. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Eugenie's Wedding Cake Is a Red Velvet Creation Inspired By Autumn," 6 Oct. 2018 Reback and Creighton’s case against Microsoft drew on relatively new antitrust theories like network effects. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "How the antitrust battles of the ‘90s set the stage for today’s tech giants," 6 Sep. 2018 Triumphant comebacks were also a theme on the men's side of the draw on Monday, as Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka -- both also former U.S. Open champions -- won in their returns to the Queens hard courts after missing last year's event due to injury. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Venus, Serena Williams make winning starts at US Open," 27 Aug. 2018 At once intimate and unparalleled in its grandeur, the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum draws on the vast art collection of its eponymous (and eccentric) founder, who had thirst for travel, bohemian life, and fine luxuries of ancient cultures. Elizabeth Wellington, Condé Nast Traveler, "16 Best Things to Do in Boston," 2 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of draw on

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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