draw away

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draw away (third-person singular simple present draws away, present participle drawing away, simple past drew away, past participle drawn away)

  1. (idiomatic) To move away.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter VIII
      She looked at me and then turned and glanced at my arm about her, and then she seemed quite suddenly to realize the scantiness of her apparel and drew away, covering her face with her palms and blushing furiously.