draw on


drew on; drawn on; drawing on; draws on

intransitive verb

: approach
night draws on

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 Where to find the winner: For the draft and Tigers' tickets the winner will be randomly drawn on Monday, April 22, at 4:20 p.m. live on Instagram. Jalen Williams, Detroit Free Press, 16 Apr. 2024 Here's what really happened: What happened during the Powerball drawing on April 6? USA TODAY, 13 Apr. 2024 But Los Lobos drew on the firepower of multiple criminal organizations to orchestrate the Jan. 9 attacks, officials said. Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, 12 Apr. 2024 The two nations remain dependent on one another technologically, with the US tapping Chinese talent and manufacturing to power its tech industry, and China drawing on inventions and technologies sourced from the West to fuel its own. Will Knight, WIRED, 11 Apr. 2024 The study, published in the European Journal of Archaeology on March 13, reviewed existing literature on Ötzi’s tattoos and drew on present-day experiments replicating ancient tattooing techniques. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 9 Apr. 2024 But, drawing on their metadata, which includes the time they were filmed, the videos reveal an inconsistency with the IDF’s own account of when its troops started shooting. Katie Polglase, CNN, 9 Apr. 2024 Google and Meta, which have billions of users who produce search queries and social media posts every day, were largely limited by privacy laws and their own policies from drawing on much of that content for A.I. Their situation is urgent. Nico Grant, New York Times, 6 Apr. 2024 Explore the Latest Lottery News & Results Powerball winning numbers for April 3 The winning numbers from the Powerball drawing on Wednesday, April 3 are: 11, 38, 41, 62, 65. USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2024

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'draw on.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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

Dictionary Entries Near draw on

Cite this Entry

“Draw on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/draw%20on. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

draw on

: to come closer : approach
as night drew on
Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!