draw the curtain

1

Pull a curtain back or to one side to let in more light or to discover what is behind it. For example, The sun was so pleasant I drew the curtains. [c. 1500]

2

Block or conceal something. For example, Let's draw the curtain over this matter; no one needs to know more. [c. 1500] Also see draw a veil.


Nearby words

  1. draw runner,
  2. draw shot,
  3. draw slide,
  4. draw straws,
  5. draw table,
  6. draw the line,
  7. draw the line at,
  8. draw top,
  9. draw up,
  10. draw weight

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