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draw on

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdraw on phrasal verb1 draw on/upon somethingPURPOSE to use information, experience, knowledge etc for a particular purpose His work draws heavily on learning theories of the 1980s. She has 20 years’ teaching experience to draw on.2 draw on something to use part of a supply of something such as money I drew on my savings to pay for the repairs.3 draw on a cigarette/cigar etcDFT to breathe in smoke from a cigarette etc4 DNNEAR British English formal if a period of time or an event draws on, it comes closer to its end Winter is drawing on. As the journey drew on, he started to feel tired.COLLOCATIONSnounsdraw on somebody's experienceThe books have drawn on the experience of practising teachers.draw on somebody's knowledgeFortunately I was able to draw on my own knowledge of the law.draw on somebody's resourcesThe committee has drawn on the resources and skills of several local people.draw on somebody's ideasWe hope that we will be able to draw on these ideas to develop the work further.draw on somebody's expertise (=expert knowledge and experience)Now we can draw on the expertise of some of the most talented network engineers. draw→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
draw onIt was a challenge, but luckily we had the experience to draw on.Journalists draw on both published and unofficial information from many different sources.As a teacher, she drew on her knowledge of her own children.She lit her last cigarette, and drew on it slowly.draws heavily onThis chapter draws heavily on the best known and most detailed model of cohesion available.The researcher's work on the effects of taxes on individuals and households draws heavily on the government's Family Expenditure Survey.
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Verb table
draw
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydraw
he, she, itdraws
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydrew
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave drawn
he, she, ithas drawn
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad drawn
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill draw
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have drawn
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam drawing
he, she, itis drawing
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you, we, theyare drawing
Past
I, he, she, itwas drawing
you, we, theywere drawing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been drawing
he, she, ithas been drawing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been drawing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be drawing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been drawing
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