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English verb: draw close

1. draw close (contact) move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position

SamplesWe cuddled against each other to keep warm.
The children snuggled into their sleeping bags.

Synonymscuddle, nest, nestle, nuzzle, snuggle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)cling to, clutch, hold close, hold tight

Verb groupdraw close, nestle, snuggle

2. draw close (motion) move towards

SamplesWe were approaching our destination.
They are drawing near.
The enemy army came nearer and nearer.

Synonymsapproach, come near, come on, draw near, go up, near

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)come, come up

Narrower (hyponym)bear down on, bear down upon, close, crowd, drive up, edge in, edge up, push

Entailadvance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress

Verb groupapproach, come near

3. draw close (contact) pull towards oneself

SamplesHe drew the crying child close.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)pull

Verb groupcuddle, draw close, nest, nestle, nuzzle, snuggle

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