draw nigh

draw nigh
approach, come close (rarely used)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • draw nigh — See draw near …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • nigh — [ naı ] adverb be/draw nigh LITERARY to be going to happen soon: The end of the world is nigh! nigh on something OLD FASHIONED almost: NEARLY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Draw — Draw, v. i. 1. To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have force to move anything by pulling; as, a horse draws well; the sails of a ship draw well. [1913 Webster] Note: A sail is said to draw when it is filled with wind. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • draw — [drô] vt. drew, drawn, drawing [ME drawen < OE dragan, akin to ON draga, to drag, Ger tragen, to bear, carry < IE base * dherāgh , to pull, draw along > L trahere, to pull, draw] I indicating traction 1. to make move toward one or along… …   English World dictionary

  • Nigh — Nigh, v. t. & i. To draw nigh (to); to approach; to come near. [Obs.] Wyclif (Matt. iii. 2). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nigh — Synonyms and related words: about, all but, almost, along toward, approach, approaching, approximate, approximating, arm in arm, around, as good as, aside, at close quarters, at hand, at next hand, beside, bordering on, burning, by, cheek by jowl …   Moby Thesaurus

  • nigh — adverb 1 nigh on old fashioned almost: There were nigh on 40 people there. 2 literary near: draw nigh (=come near or be about to happen soon): Winter draws nigh. see also: well­nigh …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • nigh — 1. adjective /naɪ/ near, close by, almost The end is nigh! Syn: close, close by, close to, near See Also: near, next, neighbor …   Wiktionary

  • nigh — UK [naɪ] / US adverb Word forms nigh : comparative nigher superlative nighest be/draw nigh literary to be going to happen soon The end of the world is nigh! nigh on something …   English dictionary

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