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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. cordon
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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