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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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