draw close

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Related to draw close: draw near, draw out
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Verb1.draw close - move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position; "We cuddled against each other to keep warm"; "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"
cling to, hold close, hold tight, clutch - hold firmly, usually with one's hands; "She clutched my arm when she got scared"
snuggle, nestle - position comfortably; "The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow"
draw close - pull towards oneself; "He drew the crying child close"
2.draw close - move towardsdraw close - 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"
3.draw close - pull towards oneself; "He drew the crying child close"
cuddle, draw close, nestle, nuzzle, snuggle, nest - move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position; "We cuddled against each other to keep warm"; "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"
pull - apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion; "Pull the rope"; "Pull the handle towards you"; "pull the string gently"; "pull the trigger of the gun"; "pull your knees towards your chin"
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She wanted to draw close to him and whisper against his cheek--she did not care what--as she might have done if she had not been a respectable woman.
The sound of his voice made Maud quickly draw close to me, as for protection, and she rested one hand on my arm while we parleyed.
I am aware of your husband and his mother as they draw close to me.
In a concise introduction to nonlocal continuum models and their mathematical foundation and numerical discretization, Du focuses particularly on nonlocal systems with a finite range of interactions in order to draw close connections with traditional local systems represented by partial differential equations.
It is a path that can lead to true conversion: in drawing close to our brothers and sisters, we draw close to God Himself," His Eminence said in a pastoral letter.
and as late as bedtime as the May 13 midterm elections draw close.
As the elections draw close, political leaders seem to be opting for newer and better ways to lure the voters.
Not well-known, however, is that less than a month after issuing the encyclical, Pope Paul VI flew to Bogota, Colombia, to headline an outdoor Eucharistie Congress that was expected to draw close to a million participants.
Whitman Among the Bohemians explores the many connections Whitman made at Pfaffs beer cellar in the 1860s and the effects these connections held for his writing and perspective, and is one of the few Whitman coverages to draw close connections between his personal life and the social interactions offered at Pfaffs.
Several government and semi government departments are located in I8 and as soon as closing hours of these offices draw close, the vehicles rush to the traffic signal and cause severe traffic jam in the race to outpace each other.
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As soon as the annual examinations draw close these centers turn into extortionists' dens and go for reaping windfall income to fill their pockets by capitalizing on the compulsions of hapless students.