draw translate English to German: Cambridge Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Translation of "draw" - English-German dictionary


verb /droː/ ( past tense drew /druː/, past participle drawn)
to make a picture or pictures (of), usually with a pencil, crayons etc zeichnen During his stay in hospital he drew a great deal Shall I draw a cow?
to pull along, out or towards oneself ziehen 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) sich entfernen, sich nähern The car drew away from the kerb Christmas is drawing closer.
to play (a game) in which neither side wins unentschieden spielen The match was drawn 1-1.
to obtain (money) from a fund, bank etc in Anspruch nehmen Now he’s retired, he draws a pension.
to open or close (curtains). zu-, aufziehen She drew the curtains.
to attract fesseln She was trying to draw my attention to something.
drawing noun
(the art of making) a picture made with a pencil, crayon etc die Zeichnung, das Zeichnen the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci I am no good at drawing.
drawn adjective
(of curtains) pulled together or closed zugezogen The curtains were drawn, although it was still daylight.
(of a game etc) neither won nor lost unentschieden a drawn match.
(of a blade etc) pulled out of its sheath gezogen a drawn sword.
(of a person) strained and tired verzerrt His face was pale and drawn.
drawback noun
a disadvantage die Schattenseite 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. die Zugbrücke
drawing pin noun
(American thumbtack) a pin with a broad, flat head used for fastening paper to a board etc. die Reißzwecke
drawstring noun
a cord threaded through the top of a bag etc for closing it. die Zugschnur
draw a blank
to be unsuccessful in a search, inquiry etc. kein Glück haben 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) schlußfolgern 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. anhalten
draw the line
to fix a limit especially for what one is prepared to do. die Grenze ziehen
draw/cast lots
to decide who is to do etc something by drawing names out of a box etc Lose ziehen Five of us drew lots for the two concert tickets.
draw off
to pour out (liquid) from a large container abzapfen The barman drew off a pint of beer.
draw on
to use (money, strength, memory etc) as a source zurückgreifen auf I’ll have to draw on my savings.
draw on
to pull on anziehen He drew on his gloves.
to come nearer sich nähern Night drew on.
draw out
to take (money) from a bank abheben I drew out $40 yesterday.
to make longer ausdehnen 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. einfahren
draw up
(of a car etc) to stop halten We drew up outside their house.
to arrange in an acceptable form or order aufstellen, aufsetzen They drew up the soldiers in line The solicitor drew up a contract for them to sign.
to move closer heranziehen Draw up a chair!
to extend (oneself) into an upright position aufrichten He drew himself up to his full height.
long drawn out
going on for a long time hinausziehen The meeting was long drawn out a long-drawn-out meeting/scream.
(Definition of draw from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More translations of “draw” in German

Just who is driving this thing?
Just who is driving this thing?
by ,
May 03, 2016
by Colin McIntosh Do you remember Herbie the Love Bug? Herbie was a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle car in a string of Walt Disney movies. In typical Disney anthropomorphic style, Herbie goes his own way, falls in love, cries, plays jokes, and generally has a mind of his own. While the new driverless cars, like those being

Read More 

Word of the Day


a very large ball of burning gas in space that is usually seen from the earth as a point of light in the sky at night

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More