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draw

(1) A request that a lender advance funds under a construction or other future-advances loan.

(2) A periodic request by a contractor or subcontractor for a portion of the contract price for a job, usually according to the percentage of completion of the work and the cost of materials and labor.

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3 : to draw back the hammer of (a gun) in readiness for firing
As Professor Victor Davis Hanson, author of Mexifornia, told World magazine: "If there were not a perennial supply of cheap labor, wages would rise, and would draw back workers to now despised seasonal jobs; something is terribly wrong when central California counties experience 15 percent unemployment and yet insist that without thousands of illegal aliens from Oaxaca crops won't be picked and houses not built.
Protesters gained a glimmer of hope after one council committee urged town hall leaders to draw back from closure.
In parts of Mexico, holidays like Easter and Christmas draw back those who immigrated to the United States.
We all knew that Emily would be the one who would draw back all the curtains before the family returned from church, and would have put the kettle on to boil and prepared the funeral tea.
The decision to draw back two brigades was delivered to senior commanders in the last few days.
Haunting laughter echoing in a young girl's mind that prevents her from enjoying a piece of watermelon, or the urge to draw back a hand when it is clasped by a disfigured one belonging to a girl born with "an unopened fist.
The Hunter Series is available in two sizes, designed to fit securely over most styles of glasses and to stay in place when you draw back your bow.
Again the Lilac Fairy appeared, this time to draw back the curtains and reveal not a dusty old stage, but one with sparkling new workings from which dropped a cavalcade of portraits of the company's balletic galaxy, hung around that of the founder Dame Ninette de Valois (who at 101 was unable to attend).