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Definition of "draw off" [draw off]

  • To remove by using a siphon. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "draw off" in a sentence
  • "Lord Erard of Syverey, God rest his soul! who was of my company, came up to me, and said, that we had best draw off to a ruined house, and wait there until the King should come."
  • "He repeated his idea of a junction with Howe at Albany but, to draw off the Americans, recommended a diversionary expedition by Lake Ontario and Oswego to the Mohawk River."
  • "But whether Mr. Clare had spoken seriously or not, why should she, who could never conscientiously allow any man to marry her now, and who had religiously determined that she never would be tempted to do so, draw off Mr. Clare's attention from other women, for the brief happiness of sunning herself in his eyes while he remained at Talbothays?"