draw on

draw on

  1. (literally) To sketch or mark with pencil, crayon, etc., on a given surface.
  2. (also draw upon) To appeal to, make a demand of, rely on; to utilize or make use of, as a source.
    Without the proper resources, the young manager drew on his imagination to solve the crisis.
    The reporter drew heavily on interviews with former members of the secretive group.
  3. To advance, continue; to move or pass slowly or continuously, as under a pulling force.
    As the day draws on, the oxen will begin to show fatigue.
  4. To approach, come nearer, as evening.
    Evening is drawing on; we'd better call it a day.
    In his bones, he sensed winter was drawing on sooner than usual.
  5. (transitive) To put on (a garment)
  • French: exploiter
  • German: zurückgreifen auf
  • Spanish: recurrir a

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