draw away

  1. move ahead of (one's competitors) in a race
  2. remove by drawing or pulling
    She placed the tray down and drew off the cloth
    draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese
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How To Use draw away In A Sentence

  • He has made only three appearances as a substitute in competitive matches, the last of them for the final six minutes of the 2-2 draw away to Austria.
  • After a while she began to draw away from Billie, look indifferent when one of the girls spoke of her praisingly, slighted her in a hundred little ways that Billie herself could hardy put her finger on. Billie Bradley at Three Towers Hall or, Leading a Needed Rebellion
  • In watching, absorbing the ritualised cycle of the days and nights among the living and the dead, maybe we can find a sense of the quotidian nature of death that can draw away so much of the fear.
  • For then we shall see things as they are, the evil circumstances and the crooked intentions, the adherent unhandsomeness and the direct crimes; for all things are laid up safely, and tho we draw a curtain of cobweb over them, and a few fig-leaves before our shame, yet God shall draw away the curtain, and forgetfulness shall be no more, because, with a taper in the hand of God, all the corners of our nastiness shall be discovered. The World's Great Sermons, Volume 02 Hooker to South
  • From now on I'll remove any suckers that appear as they'll only draw away the plant's energy from the important matter of producing fruit.
  • draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese
  • Three points down after seven games, he pulled up to equality, only to see his redoubtable opponent draw away again.
  • The character of the picture may not at all depend upon form -- nay, it is possible that the painter may wish to draw away the mind altogether from the beauty, and even correctness of form, his subject being effect and colour, that shall be predominant, and to which form shall be quite subservient, and little more of it than such as chiaro-scuro shall give; and in such a case colour is the more important truth, because in it lies the sentiment of the picture. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXVI. October, 1843. Vol. LIV.
  • Cut the meat across in several places, lay it in a very clean stock pot, cover well with cold water, and bring to the boil slowly; put in a dessertspoonful of salt, and skim very carefully; draw away from the fire, place it where it will boil steadily, put in 2 dozen white peppercorns, one onion stuck with six cloves, and a fagot of herbs. The Art of Living in Australia
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