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Spanish 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
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 a long-drawn-out meeting/scream.
(Definition of draw from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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