Translation of "draw" - English-Spanish dictionary

draw

verb uk /drɔː/ us /drɔ/ past tense drew, past participle drawn

A1 to make a picture with a pen or pencil

dibujar
She drew a picture of a tree.

to attract someone to a place or person

atraer
He’s an excellent speaker who always draws a crowd.

to move somewhere, usually in a vehicle

moverse
The train drew into the station.

to pull something or someone in a particular direction

mover
He took her hand and drew her towards him.
draw near/close

to become nearer in space or time

acercarse
Her wedding is drawing nearer every day.
draw attention to someone/something

to make someone notice something or someone

atraer la atención (hacia)
We think she wears those strange clothes to draw attention to herself.
draw the curtains

to pull curtains open or closed

abrir/cerrar las cortinas

also draw out to take money from your bank account

sacar

UK to finish a game or competition with each team or player having the same score

empatar (en)
England drew 2–2 against Italy.

Phrasal verb(s)

noun uk /drɔː/ us /drɔ/

UK a situation in which each team in a game has equal points and neither side wins

empate
The result was a draw.

(Translation of “draw” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

draw

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

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

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

to pull along, out or towards oneself

llevar
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)

acercarse
The car drew away from the kerb/curb
Christmas is drawing closer.

to play (a game) in which neither side wins

empatar
The match was drawn 1-1.

to obtain (money) from a fund, bank etc

cobrar
Now he’s retired, he draws a pension.

to open or close (curtains)

descorrer
She drew the curtains.

to attract

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

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

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

(of curtains) pulled together or closed

cerrado
The curtains were drawn, although it was still daylight.

(of a game etc) neither won nor lost

empatado
a drawn match.

(of a blade etc) pulled out of its sheath

desenvainado
a drawn sword.

(of a person) strained and tired

cansado, demacrado
His face was pale and drawn.
drawback noun

a disadvantage

inconveniente
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.

puente levadizo
drawing pin noun

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

chincheta
drawstring noun

a cord threaded through the top of a bag etc for closing it.

cordón
draw a blank

to be unsuccessful in a search, inquiry etc

seguir sin saber algo
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)

sacar una conclusión
Don’t draw any hasty conclusions from what I’ve said!
draw the line

to fix a limit especially for what one is prepared to do.

decir basta (a algo)
I’m happy to help him, but I draw the line at lending him such a large sum orf money.
draw/cast lots

to decide who is to do etc something by drawing names out of a box etc

sortear, echar (algo) a suerte
Five of us drew lots for the two concert tickets.
draw off phrasal verb

to pour out (liquid) from a large container

sacar
The barman drew off a pint of beer.
draw on phrasal verb

to use (money, strength, memory etc) as a source

recurrir a
I’ll have to draw on my savings.
draw on phrasal verb

to pull on

meterse, ponerse
He drew on his gloves.

to come nearer

meterse, ponerse
Night drew on.
draw out phrasal verb

to take (money) from a bank

sacar
I drew out $40 yesterday.

to make longer

alargar
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.

salir
draw up phrasal verb

(of a car etc) to stop

detenerse, pararse
We drew up outside their house.

to arrange in an acceptable form or order

alinear, disponer; redactar, preparar
They drew up the soldiers in line
The solicitor drew up a contract for them to sign.

to move closer

acercar
Draw up a chair!

to extend (oneself) into an upright position

enderezarse
He drew himself up to his full height.
long drawn out adjective

going on for a long time

prolongado
The meeting was long drawn out

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