draw near

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Related to draw near: draw close, draw a line, draw out, draw up, drawn from
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Verb1.draw near - move towardsdraw near - move towards; "We were approaching our destination"; "They are drawing near"; "The enemy army came nearer and nearer"
come, come up - move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody; "He came singing down the road"; "Come with me to the Casbah"; "come down here!"; "come out of the closet!"; "come into the room"
come near, approach - come near in time; "Winter is approaching"; "approaching old age"
drive up - approach while driving; "The truck entered the driveway and drove up towards the house"
bear down on, bear down upon - sail towards another vessel, of a ship
edge in, edge up - push one's way into (a space)
close - draw near; "The probe closed with the space station"
crowd, push - approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty"
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1-5) Hestia, you who tend the holy house of the lord Apollo, the Far-shooter at goodly Pytho, with soft oil dripping ever from your locks, come now into this house, come, having one mind with Zeus the all-wise -- draw near, and withal bestow grace upon my song.
She was a being apart, so far apart that he did not know how to draw near to her as a lover should draw near.
The time began to draw near when his father would have returned from the office, and it would be the prodigal's cue to enter.
Do me the pleasure to draw near this glass;' and I drew near the glass.
By holding out advantages to him, he can cause the enemy to approach of his own accord; or, by inflicting damage, he can make it impossible for the enemy to draw near.
So saying, he gathered together, and brought to a flame, the decaying brands which lay scattered on the ample hearth; took from the larger board a mess of pottage and seethed kid, placed it upon the small table at which he had himself supped, and, without waiting the Jew's thanks, went to the other side of the hall; whether from unwillingness to hold more close communication with the object of his benevolence, or from a wish to draw near to the upper end of the table, seemed uncertain.
Karros' home run did not draw near as big a reaction from the Shea Stadium crowd of 13,759 as Astacio's at-bat did the next inning.
We believe our relationship with Asian GPS Golf will not only solidify Inforetech's position as the premier golf management solution as the Olympic games draw near, but also establish a foothold for our technology in the broader context of GPS.