draw near

draw near
verb
move towards (Freq. 3)
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We were approaching our destination

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They are drawing near

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The enemy army came nearer and nearer

Syn: ↑approach, ↑near, ↑come on, ↑go up, ↑draw close, ↑come near
Derivationally related forms: ↑approachable (for: ↑approach), ↑approach (for: ↑approach)
Hypernyms: ↑come, ↑come up
Hyponyms:
Verb Group: ↑approach, ↑come near
Entailment: ↑advance, ↑progress, ↑pass on, ↑move on, ↑march on, ↑go on
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s something

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Sam and Sue draw near

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draw near
To approach
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Main Entry:draw

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draw near/nigh/mainly literary phrase
if the time when something will happen draws near or nigh, it is nearly that time
Thesaurus: almost and almost notsynonym
Main entry: draw

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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