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draw on, (1) to involve as a consequence 3H6 III. iii. 75, (2) to entice, lead on Mac. III. v. 29; (3) intr. to approach Wiv. V. iii. 26, V. v. 2, MND. I. i. 2; draw out, to extend, lengthen Cæs. III. i. 100; cf. R3 V. iii. 294 “My foreward shall be drawn out all in length,” draw up, (1) to set in array Lr. V. i. 51 “draw up your powers” ; Lucr. 1368 “Before the which is drawn the power of Greece” ; (2) to inhale Ven. 929 “draws up her breath.”
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