Translation of "draw" - English-French dictionary


verb /droː/ (past tense drew /druː/, past participle drawn)

to make a picture or pictures (of), usually with a pencil, crayons etc

During his stay in hospital he drew a great deal
Shall I draw a cow?

to pull along, out or towards oneself

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

Now he’s retired, he draws a pension.

to open or close (curtains).

She drew the curtains.

to attract

She was trying to draw my attention to something.
drawing noun

(the art of making) a picture made with a pencil, crayon etc

the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci
I am no good at drawing.
drawn adjective

(of curtains) pulled together or closed

The curtains were drawn, although it was still daylight.

(of a game etc) neither won nor lost

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

His face was pale and drawn.
drawback noun

a disadvantage

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.

drawing pin noun

(American thumbtack) a pin with a broad, flat head used for fastening paper to a board etc.

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.

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

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

He drew on his gloves.

to come nearer

Night drew on.
draw out

to take (money) from a bank

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.

draw up

(of a car etc) to stop

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

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

The meeting was long drawn out

(Translation of “draw” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)