9 phrasal verbs with the verb “draw”

Here is a good opportunity to learn some phrasal verbs with the verb “draw”.

DRAW IN – days become shorter as autumn is coming.
Ex: It’s much colder and the days are drawing in.

DRAW ON/UPON SOMETHING – begin using a supply.
Ex: I spent all my money on vacation and now I have to draw on my savings.

DRAW OUT – lengthen.
Ex: The summer holiday drew out because we were bored.

DRAW OUT SOMEONE – to encourage someone to express his/her thoughts.
Ex: Paul drew out Julie to talk about her work.

DRAW SOMEONE INTO SOMETHING – to involve someone in an unpleasant situation.
Ex: It’s not fair to draw me into your arguments with our colleagues.

DRAW SOMETHING DOWN – pull something down.
Ex: Ronnie locked the door and pulled down the shutters.

DRAW SOMETHING OFF – to remove a small amount of liquid.
Ex: I had to draw some coffee off my cup because it was overflown.

DRAW UP SOMETHING – prepare formal documents.
Ex: The company lawyer drew up the contract.

DRAW YOURSELF UP – to stand up straight, usually in an attempt to look important.
Ex: I know you are tired, but please try to draw yourself up for the photo.

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