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French translation of “draw”

draw

verb /droː/ (past tense drew /druː/, past participle drawn)
to make a picture or pictures (of), usually with a pencil, crayons etc
dessiner
During his stay in hospital he drew a great deal Shall I draw a cow?
to pull along, out or towards oneself
tirer
She drew the child towards her He drew a gun suddenly and fired All water had to be drawn from a well The cart was drawn by a pony.
to move (towards or away from someone or something)
s’éloigner; s’approcher
The car drew away from the kerb Christmas is drawing closer.
to play (a game) in which neither side wins
faire match nul
The match was drawn 1-1.
to obtain (money) from a fund, bank etc
retirer
Now he’s retired, he draws a pension.
to open or close (curtains).
tirer
She drew the curtains.
to attract
attirer
She was trying to draw my attention to something.
drawing noun (the art of making) a picture made with a pencil, crayon etc
dessin
the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci I am no good at drawing.
drawn adjective (of curtains) pulled together or closed
fermé
The curtains were drawn, although it was still daylight.
(of a game etc) neither won nor lost
nul
a drawn match.
(of a blade etc) pulled out of its sheath
à nu, au clair
a drawn sword.
(of a person) strained and tired
hagard
His face was pale and drawn.
drawback noun a disadvantage
inconvénient
There are several drawbacks to his plan.
drawbridge noun a bridge (at the entrance to a castle) which can be pulled up or let down.
pont-levis
drawing pin noun (American thumbtack) a pin with a broad, flat head used for fastening paper to a board etc.
punaise
drawstring noun a cord threaded through the top of a bag etc for closing it. draw a blank to be unsuccessful in a search, inquiry etc.
échouer
I tried to find the book in the library, but drew a blank.
draw a conclusion from to come to a conclusion after thinking about (what one has learned)
tirer une conclusion de
Don’t draw any hasty conclusions from what I’ve said!
draw in (of a car etc) to come to a halt at the side of the road.
s’arrêter le long du trottoir
draw the line to fix a limit especially for what one is prepared to do.
(se) fixer une limite
draw/cast lots to decide who is to do etc something by drawing names out of a box etc
tirer au sort
Five of us drew lots for the two concert tickets.
draw off to pour out (liquid) from a large container
(sou)tirer
The barman drew off a pint of beer.
draw on to use (money, strength, memory etc) as a source
faire appel à
I’ll have to draw on my savings.
draw on to pull on
enfiler
He drew on his gloves.
to come nearer
approcher
Night drew on.
draw out to take (money) from a bank
retirer
I drew out $40 yesterday.
to make longer
faire durer
We drew out the journey as much as we could but we still arrived early.
(of a car etc) to move into the middle of the road from the side.
démarrer
draw up (of a car etc) to stop
(s’)arrêter
We drew up outside their house.
to arrange in an acceptable form or order
aligner, dresser
They drew up the soldiers in line The solicitor drew up a contract for them to sign.
to move closer
approcher
Draw up a chair!
to extend (oneself) into an upright position
(se) redresser
He drew himself up to his full height.
long drawn out going on for a long time
interminable
The meeting was long drawn out a long-drawn-out meeting/scream.
(Definition of draw from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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