- (intransitive, preposition) to use or exploit (a source, fund, etc) ⇒
to draw on one's experience
- (intransitive, adverb) to come near ⇒
the time for his interview drew on
- (transitive, preposition) to withdraw (money) from (an account)
- (transitive, adverb) to put on (clothes)
- (transitive, adverb) to lead further; entice or encourage ⇒
the prospect of nearing his goal drew him on
Example Sentences Including 'draw on'
"He then starts to draw on my neck with a felt tip pen where he is going to cut me.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
Besides, they can draw on the experience gained at the hospital to take care of them as well.
India Today (1996)
Inconsistency of forecasts is a potential problem because planners draw on information from many sources.
Principles of Corporate Finance
It seemed to me that Dutiful at least needed to be able to reliably draw on Thick's power.
THE GOLDEN FOOL: Book Two of the Tawny Man (2002)
Liu, 55, became $7.5 million richer yesterday after cashing in the only winning ticket from the Lotto Super 7 draw on Jan. 31.
Toronto Sun (2003)
Momentum is largely a media creation because the media can only draw on what it saw last.
Ottawa Sun (2003)
The liveried chauffeur went outside to draw on a butt of cigarette.
The singer threw back her head, almost languorously, and halted her song to draw on a thin cigarette.
Tim Stevens, by e-mail No, I have had to draw on all my resources.
Belfast Telegraph (2005)
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