draw down
transitive verb Date: 1949 to deplete by using or spending

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  • draw|down — «DR DOWN», noun. 1. the lowering of a fluid level by pumping, as in a well. 2. the extent of such lowering. 3. U.S. a reduction; cutback: »In what may be the beginning of a worldwide drawdown, the President announced that 14,900 troops will be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw down — transitive verb 1. : to be the cause of : attract their behavior drew down a storm of protest 2. : earn, receive drew down full pay 3. : expend …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms draw down : present tense I/you/we/they draw down he/she/it draws down present participle drawing down past tense drew down past participle drawn down business to reduce an amount of money by using it Some… …   English dictionary

  • draw down — /drɔ: daυn/ verb to draw money which is available under a credit agreement …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • draw down — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To use all of: consume, dram, eat up, exhaust, expend, finish, play out, run through, spend, use up. Informal: polish off. See INCREASE …   English dictionary for students

  • Draw down —   An ISO term. An instruction to reduce the balance of the sender s account serviced by the receiver by a payment to the sender s account at another financial institution …   International financial encyclopaedia

  • draw down on something — ˌdraw sthˈdown (from sth) | ˌdraw ˈdown on sth derived (especially NAmE) (BrE usually draw) (finance) to take money from a fund that a bank, etc. has made available • …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw down (to)/drawdown —  Reduce; amount that has been borrowed under a loan agreement.  ► “In boom times, business adds to inventories at an increasing rate, which aids gross domestic product growth. But in recession, inventories start looking menacing. They are the… …   American business jargon

  • draw — [drɔː ǁ drɒː] verb drew PASTTENSE [druː] drawn PASTPART [drɔːn ǁ drɒːn] [transitive] BANKING 1. also draw out to take money from your bank account …   Financial and business terms

  • draw something down from something — ˌdraw sthˈdown (from sth) | ˌdraw ˈdown on sth derived (especially NAmE) (BrE usually draw) (finance) to take money from a fund that a bank, etc. has made available • …   Useful english dictionary

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