Here is a good opportunity to learn some phrasal verbs with the verb “draw”.
DRAW IN – days become shorter as autumn is coming.
Ex: It’s much colder and the days are drawing in.
DRAW ON/UPON SOMETHING – begin using a supply.
Ex: I spent all my money on vacation and now I have to draw on my savings.
DRAW OUT – lengthen.
Ex: The summer holiday drew out because we were bored.
DRAW OUT SOMEONE – to encourage someone to express his/her thoughts.
Ex: Paul drew out Julie to talk about her work.
DRAW SOMEONE INTO SOMETHING – to involve someone in an unpleasant situation.
Ex: It’s not fair to draw me into your arguments with our colleagues.
DRAW SOMETHING DOWN – pull something down.
Ex: Ronnie locked the door and pulled the shutters down.
DRAW SOMETHING OFF – to remove a small amount of liquid.
Ex: I had to draw some coffee off my cup because it was overflown.
DRAW UP SOMETHING – prepare formal documents.
Ex: The company lawyer drew up the contract.
DRAW YOURSELF UP – to stand up straight, usually in an attempt to look important.
Ex: I know you are tired, but please try to draw yourself up for the photo.
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