draw near


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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"
References in classic literature ?
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.
Do me the pleasure to draw near this glass;' and I drew near the glass.
Allah says in a Hadith Qudsi: "And if he (My Slave) draws near to Me a hand's span, I draw near to him an arm's length; and if he draws near to Me an arm's length, I draw near to him a fathom's length.
Nigerians have been advised to avoid politicians who delight in promoting religious intolerance and unnecessary ethnicity as the 2019 general elections draw near.
The arrest was made as police intensify its drive against loose firearms as the forthcoming 2019 elections draw near.
The draw near the inside rails will be an advantage for dual Arc winner Enable, who is bidding to become the first horse to follow up victory in the French race with a win in the Breeders' Cup Turf.
In good times and bad, David had learned how to draw near to God.