draw on


verb

(intr, preposition) to use or exploit (a source, fund, etc)to draw on one's experience
(intr, adverb) to come nearthe time for his interview drew on
(tr, preposition) to withdraw (money) from (an account)
(tr, adverb) to put on (clothes)
(tr, adverb) to lead further; entice or encouragethe prospect of nearing his goal drew him on

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Idioms and Phrases with draw on

draw on

1

Approach, as in As evening draws on, we'll make our way back to the house. [First half of 1500s]

2

Put on a piece of clothing, as in She drew on her gloves. [Early 1700s]

3

Also, draw upon. Make use of something or someone. For example, This dictionary draws on many different sources, or The chairman was good at drawing upon the various members for their expertise. [Mid-1600s]

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