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To aim a firearm, or deadly weapon, at a particular target.

To prepare a written bill of exchange, Commercial Paper, draft, or negotiable instrument and place one's signature on it, creating a legal obligation under its terms. To write a document, such as a deed, complaint, or petition, including the essential information necessary to make it legally effective upon its execution by the designated parties.

To lawfully remove money from an account held in a bank, treasury, or other depository.


v. 1) to prepare any document. 2) specifically to have prepared and sign a bill of exchange or check.


to write in due form. In relation to a BILL OF EXCHANGE, to draw a bill is to write it (draw it) in such a way that an unconditional order is addressed to another (the drawee).
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Soon, two deer came in, and as I started to draw back my bow, a third deer blew behind me and scared the two others away.
CINEWORLD said it expected a "promising" line-up of 3D films will draw back cinemagoers after the World Cup caused a slump in revenues growth.
IF any man draw back, my souls shall have no pleasure in him.
The controversial Birkenhead MP said: "The government needs to draw back from the New Deal, replacing it with a community programme shaped around a green agenda."
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Protesters gained a glimmer of hope after one council committee urged town hall leaders to draw back from closure.
Players from both sides, including Giggs, faced disciplinary charges after ugly clashes at the final whistle in the 0-0 Premiership draw back in September.
David Crider saw Nelson," who "appeared to have a weapon in his hand." When Crider, armed with a rifle, saw Nelson draw back his arm in a menacing manner, the rancher tired a single shot, mortally wounding the intruder.