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German 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
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)

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