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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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