draw away

verb
1. move ahead of (one's competitors) in a race
Hypernyms: ↑lead, ↑head
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

2. remove by drawing or pulling
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She placed the tray down and drew off the cloth

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draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese

Syn: ↑draw off, ↑pull off
Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑take away, ↑withdraw
Verb Group: ↑pluck, ↑tweak, ↑pull off, ↑pick off
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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transitive verb

drew his hand away from her touch

drawing her away from the window

: to move away (as from one's opponent in a race)

we started even but he soon drew away from me

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ˌdraw a ˈway [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they draw away he/she/it draws away present participle drawing away past tense drew away past participle drawn away] phrasal verb
to move away from a person or place

People started waving as the train drew away.

draw away from:

Ann suddenly drew away from me.

Thesaurus: to move, or to move something away or backsynonym
Main entry: draw

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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