Translation of draw in Spanish:


descorrer, v.

Pronunciation /drɔ/ /drɔː/

See Spanish definition of descorrer

transitive verb drew, drawn

  • 1

    • 1.1(move by pulling)

      (curtains/drapes/bolt) (open) descorrer
      (curtains/drapes/bolt) (shut) correr
      (bow) tensar
      I drew my belt tighter me apreté más el cinturón
      • She pulled the heavy window shut, drew the curtains, and fell sleepily onto the bed.
      • I switched off my bedside lamp and drew open the curtains.
      • She drew open the shower curtain and closed the shower.
      • We draw open the curtain and emerge from the cubicle together.
      • I drew open the curtains, let white light wash through the before dark room.
      • When it came to the end of the day, though, I was more than happy to draw the curtains and shut the day out.
      • She tightened her robe and drew open the curtains.
      • The nurse drew the curtain shut again and walked off.
      • He drew the curtains shut silently and turned around, not offering a word.
      • I drew open the curtains on a glorious day, the light even, clear, and merciless.
      • A few moments later someone drew the curtains, shutting the light down to a soft dim.
      • She shut the windows and drew her curtains, letting her gaze linger on the moon for a while.
      • She walked over to the window and drew the curtains, shutting out the inquisitive glare of the moon.
      • Without her knowing, the man had shut the windows and drawn the curtains.
      • He tried to spy Claire behind one of them, but as always the curtains were drawn shut.
      • The windows upstairs were shut, the curtains drawn.
      • A little girl drew the curtains open to reveal a window to the street outside, where people walked by, seeming to be part of the performance.
      • I closed the door behind me and drew the curtains open so the moonlight could beam into my room.
      • The waitress shuts the windows and draws the curtains.
      • The curtains were drawn so I moved quickly over to them to see what kind of view was behind them.

    • 1.2(in specified direction)

      draw your chair up to the table acerca / arrima la silla a la mesa
      • he drew his cloak about him se envolvió bien en la capa
      • her hair was drawn back into a bun llevaba el pelo recogido en un moño

    • 1.3(pull along)

      (cart/sled) tirar de
      (cart/sled) arrastrar
      the cart was drawn by a horse un caballo tiraba del carro
      • He introduced ambulances volantes, light, two-wheeled, sprung vehicles, drawn by two horses, for the rapid evacuation of the wounded.
      • Behind him, drawn by two milky oxen, was a cart laid with cloth of purple.
      • The peasant I had seen on my way to Evora that morning, trudging a field behind a hand-plough drawn by a pair of bullocks, might have been his father.
      • All of them were taken to a large area, once the Town Square, which was filled with large carts, drawn by black horses.
      • The former soldier's coffin was draped in a Union Jack and carried to St Bartholomew's Church, in Park Lane, on a carriage drawn by two horses.
      • Her glass carriage was drawn by four white horses decorated with pink plumage and two coach men dressed in white suits, pink ties and top hats.
      • Sometime later it was adopted as a funeral carriage drawn by two horses.
      • Although the roads were busy, this was mainly of vehicles drawn by sheep or goats or ancient bicycles.
      • In 1990, authorities in Florence decreed that horses drawing carriages in the city must wear a form of nappies.
      • The path is just wide enough for a horse drawing a single cart.
      • Horses drawing carts clip-clop along the unsurfaced roads and gypsy children run barefoot in hot pursuit.
      • The princess and the fairy mage were bound by ropes as prisoners on a covered wagon drawn by two horses that didn't seem quite normal.
      • The hapless Christians mixed burning limestone and drew carts like horses, in between brutal beatings, from dawn to dusk.
      • The rarely-used Scottish state coach, drawn by four white horses, was escorted by two squadrons of the Household Cavalry.
      • Aunty Miss left her entire property to a mysterious young man who arrived in a brown carriage drawn by brown horses from the east a week after her death.
      • He followed the same method as the Philistines when they sent it back to Israel and put it on a new cart, drawn by oxen.
      • Prince Rupert of the Rhine drove to the battle of Marston Moor in a coach drawn by six horses.
      • Steam engines were then made portable so that they could be drawn by horses.
      • He looked up to see a richly garbed carriage rumbling slowly and carefully toward him drawn by two dappled horses.
      • Twelve enormous carved wheels appear to support the temple-chariot which is drawn by seven galloping horses.

  • 2

    (bring to specified state)
    the chairman drew the meeting to a close el presidente dio por terminada la reunión
    • it has been drawn to my attention that … se me ha señalado que …
  • 3

    • 3.1(pull out)

      (tooth/cork) sacar
      (tooth/cork) extraer formal
      (gun) desenfundar
      (gun) sacar
      (sword/dagger) desenvainar
      (sword/dagger) sacar
      to draw water (from a well) sacar agua (de un pozo)
      • he drew a $100 bill out of / from his wallet sacó un billete de 100 dólares de su cartera
      • The structure of heavily drawn wire or rolled sheet consists of very long interlocking grains.
      • Aluminum wire, drawn from rolled rod, may be stranded into cable of any desired size and type.
      • A violent row broke out between the four men at which stage the two attackers drew Samurai swords and attempted to slash their victims.
      • Cecil quickly drew his other sword, and took a defensive stance.
      • And he drew off the contents of the cyst with a needle.
      • He heard the whine of steel on scabbard and drew his two swords, barely crossing them in time to intercept her drive.
      • The blond drew a spiked chain, while the other drew a nefariously shaped sword.
      • He held the knife threateningly in his left hand, and drew his black ruby sword in his right.
      • There was also the chilling sound of a sword - several swords - being drawn.
      • She tensed and sprang up, drawing her two swords.
      • Even when the idea of justice is interpreted in a positive light, one should refrain from drawing one's sword indiscriminately.
      • The doc drew off a lot of fluid - then it was up to Kris.
      • The naturally occurring well is renowned for the purity of its water, which is drawn with the aid of a mechanical pump.
      • Women wash their hair in the water and householders draw some out to sprinkle in their doorways for a good harvest and fruitfulness to come.
      • It was like leeches they used back when, to draw off bad blood but in this case they drew off fat.
      • The guards with the torches came running back and joined the other six in drawing swords and moving for the shadow that was pulling the gate open.
      • The others stood, not questioning Jim's direction, and drew their guns for the second time in less than an hour.
      • She quickly drew her knife, pulled him in by wrapping an arm around his neck.
      • The two other figures moved forward and drew their swords, then broke into a charge.
      • He moves ever closer, drawing a dagger, with a smile on his face.
      • The other acted immediately, drawing his gun and pulling the trigger.
      • I bit my lip in concentration and drew an arrow, pulling the bowstring taut.

    • 3.2(cause to flow)

      to draw blood sacar sangre
      • to draw breath respirar
      • The oil container draws the oil into the wicks so they will burn continuously.
      • As the tall man walked over to Shacago, the nurse drew some almost translucent liquid out of a bottle and into a thick needle.
      • Vacuum filters often use cloth or wire screen to hold the solids as the liquid is drawn through.
      • The liquid is drawn into a nebulizer, which breaks it up into a spray of tiny droplets.
      • The liquid drawn off after the salted fish had fermented for about two months was garum or liquamen; allec or allex was the name of the solid residue, which also had culinary uses.
      • As he drew some of the clear liquid from the bottle into the syringe, Mercury tried to read the label over his shoulder but found it plain.
      • In his hand that had not been crushed, he gripped the jagged shard of glass even while it pricked him and drew more red liquid.
      • He mercilessly sunk his teeth into her delicate skin and drank the red liquid that he drew.
      • They wanted a reliable, low-cost and easily managed system supplying potable water to a complex of delivery points across town, eliminating the need for people to draw their water from suspect sources.
      • A critical water shortage has hit Luwingu district following the continued strike by council workers forcing residents to draw their domestic supply from suspected contaminated sources.

    • 3.3Games

      (card/domino) sacar
      (card/domino) robar
      she drew the winning number sacó el número ganador
      • The player who drew the trump card keeps it and begins phase two.
      • The declarer then draws an equal number of cards from the top of the heap, including the face-up trump card if the contract is vuelta.
      • Any player who draws a card of the trump rank during the deal may place it face up on the table, and its suit then becomes trumps for the hand.
      • If you draw a card of the trump rank during the deal, you are not obliged to expose it immediately or at all.
      • A player who cannot play may be penalised by having to draw one or more cards from an undealt stock.
      • He lost twice and drew three games to finish a distant 31st with 7.5 points.
      • Passage won five of the six games played and drew the other.
      • Yorkshire showed several changes from the side which drew their Championship match against Lancashire at Old Trafford last week.
      • Both had won five of their previous six games, drawing the other, but the Third Division side dominated possession for much of the match.
      • Sandeep seemed to be happy with the silver, after quickly drawing his final round game against compatriot K. Narayanan, who won the bronze with five points.
      • Two other Zambians at the championship, Jere and Mwali drew their game after being matched together in the third round.
      • Simutowe lost his seventh game before drawing his eighth at the seven-round tournament where two extra rounds were added.
      • Along the way they have won 29 and drawn one, scoring 193 goals and conceding just 34.
      • And to rub salt in the wound Rovers completed the job at the Reebok Stadium after drawing the first game at Prenton Park.
      • Bucks are yet to win a game in six matches, having drawn three which takes their points tally to only three - a point above bottom of the log, Jomo Cosmos.
      • After that game, the talk was about Nchelenge who out of their four preliminary games lost only one and drew three games against Sikalongo, Kasama and St Johns.
      • If you look at it, we have been 2-0 up in two or three games this season and we've thrown it away because teams have come back at us and they've either won or drawn the game.
      • This looks like being a record season for games being drawn at halftime - I may well come back to revisit this subject in April or May when we'll know if the trend has continued.
      • Albion Sports made it through to the last four of the West Riding County Sunday Cup but Queens Athletic will have to wait until the weekend after drawing their game.
      • It was in Nancy that I had my biggest spat with a team-mate, who came on as substitute and twice got caught in possession so that we drew a game we had led 2-0.
      • But during a week of brilliant sunshine the Carlow Town lads also shone brightly as they went from strength to strength, winning six games, drawing one and losing one.
      • If the name of the game was to draw games Greengates would have won the league already.
      • Eagles, who last season grabbed most of the silverware on offer, won all their five games while Buffaloes and LCC won three and drew one game each.
      • We drew the game 1-1, but they are an excellent footballing side and I'm not surprised to see them up near the top of the table.
      • But he hung on, and drew the next 17 games before losing yet again in the 27th game.

    • 3.4(in contest, tournament)

      Italy has been drawn to play France a Italia le ha tocado en el sorteo jugar contra Francia

  • 4

    • 4.1Finance

      (salary/pension) cobrar
      (salary/pension) percibir formal
      (check) girar
      (check) librar
      to draw money from / out of the bank retirar / sacar dinero del banco
      • My mother has never paid a bill, written a cheque or drawn money from the bank in her life.
      • When so much importance and security is given to draw one's own money from a bank, why not show similar care for one's health?
      • What is interesting is that all private sector industries are being run with money drawn from publicly owned banks.
      • No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law.
      • Money has been drawn away from deposit accounts to unit trusts, life assurance, and pension plans.
      • Less money will be available to government, and that money will be drawn more heavily from those who have the least.
      • We were afraid that if we opened the door on treatment at all, then all of our money would be drawn away.
      • You put off buying an annuity, invest the money, and draw some of it off as a pension.
      • First, is this a situation in which money can be drawn down merely because there is a bona fide claim?
      • The value is subject to the normal income tax on the money drawn down from the fund or annuity.
      • The money will be drawn using a card and a PIN at a post office.
      • He said the bank would not draw or demand any money from the client as the bank would only claim insurance when one was fired.
      • The MPs decided that the money drawn would be taxed by 16 per cent instead of the present 20 per cent.
      • Akzo subsidized these low prices by money drawn from the plastics sector.
      • In the normal course customers pay their credit card accounts on time by drawing against deposits at banks on which effectively no interest is being paid.

    • 4.2(derive)

      (strength) sacar
      the painting draws its inspiration from nature el cuadro se inspira en la naturaleza
      • she drew comfort from the fact that … se consoló pensando que …
      • they were drawn from all sections of society provenían de todos los sectores sociales
      • These four talented musicians draw their inspiration from widely varied sources of music.
      • Historians now drew their inspiration from indigenous language sources and local colonial archives.
      • In contrast, civilization's three previous historic forms of government drew their power from different sources.
      • The operating budget draws its funds from three sources: tuition dollars, alumni gifts through the annual fund and a portion of the return from the endowment, Aase said.
      • Even some of the government hospitals draw their supplies from the same source.
      • Most ancient kings were attributed to the highest order of priesthood, and drew their authority from a divine source, for whom they acted as a living representative.
      • Should they be more discerning about the sources they draw their information from?
      • Thy drew their inspiration from a group of women who decided to walk around London in aid of breast cancer.
      • Other fountains drew their inspiration from various Greek legends, thus infusing a sense of mystery to every sight that one laid one's eyes on.
      • While in England, he noticed that many of those working for the abolition of slavery drew their inspiration from the Bible.
      • They also drew an inspiration from what they learn in the classroom, informs one of the art teachers who supervised the ambitious, annual project.
      • That extra man proved to be a hindrance to Laois however and it was Dublin who drew most inspiration from the situation.
      • It draws its inspiration from Norway, where the government started phasing in smoking restrictions in the late 1980s, stipulating that 25 per cent of all tables in bars and restaurants must be non-smoking.
      • The collection of poetry by the Kilkelly man, who draws his inspiration from real life events, is available in Newsround, Main St., and Caulfield's, Upper Main St. Ballyhaunis.
      • While he and his once-youthful collaborators have become modern icons, Baldry draws his inspiration from the masters of an even earlier era.
      • The Carlow Brewing Company draws its inspiration from the history of the surrounding area to produce traditional Celtic recipes.
      • Evans draws her inspiration from an old-growth forest on Vancouver Island.
      • Assu draws his inspiration from his friends, family and mixed-cultural upbringing.
      • Performing in the traditional Irish style, he draws his inspiration from another age.
      • He often draws his inspiration from animals and examples of his latest work use a study of lizards as a starting point.

  • 5

    (distinction/parallel/analogy) establecer
    he drew the conclusion that … llegó a / sacó la conclusión de que …
    • there's a lesson to be drawn from all this de todo esto podemos sacar una lección / aprender algo
    • In my view, the law draws a clear distinction between fiduciary duties and other duties that may be owed by a person in a fiduciary position.
    • Third, if a distinction is to be drawn between the law as it applies to packaging and to advertisements, precisely where does one end and the other begin?
    • To make it clear, South Australia draws no such distinction.
    • A crucial distinction has been drawn between reproductive and therapeutic cloning.
    • The Court's opinion draws no such distinction.
    • I do not think there is any distinction to be drawn between these different categories (nursing care and child-minding).
    • Current research also confirms that important distinctions are to be drawn among different suicide criteria.
    • The Committee supports the need for a distinction to be drawn between such party-political activities and other types of lobbying activity.
    • A broad distinction may be drawn between interpretive and non-interpretive approaches to ethnographic inquiry.
    • No distinction will be drawn between the commercial and leisure sectors and the limits will apply to anyone who is flying or working with aircraft in their free time.
    • A distinction can be drawn between ‘superstitions’ and other kinds of folklore belief.
    • It's a fine distinction to be drawn, clearly - but we know that governments have more information than the general public.
    • A distinction might be drawn between a culture and a belief system (religious or otherwise).
    • But there is a distinction to be drawn after you have proceedings on foot.
    • It is too late to point all this out now that the distinction has been drawn.
    • For the writer, there's a fine distinction to be drawn between caption text and speech bubble.
    • Some Western leaders are drawing a sharper distinction in the debate of freedom of speech.
    • However, William James also drew a further distinction which is not strongly represented in modern studies of attention.
    • The Court drew a somewhat uneasy distinction between documentary evidence and oral explanations.
    • I can see the reasoning, but don't think it draws clear enough distinctions.
    • It depends upon inferences to be drawn from various circumstances.
    • So Rushton's use of this data to draw the conclusions he reaches about hereditability is sound in my opinion.
    • I can see that there could be circumstances where one would draw that conclusion.
    • This involves a consideration of the reasonableness of the inferences to be drawn from the circumstantial evidence.
    • That case which was Weisensteiner, the court said that in the circumstances of the case, an adverse inference should be drawn.
    • I am wholly unable to draw any such inference or conclusion.
    • What conclusions could we draw under these circumstances?
    • Firstly, there must have been some overt act by the land owner or some demonstrable circumstances from which the inference can be drawn that permission was in fact given.
    • Theres a moral or parable or some sort of conclusion to be drawn from that there…
    • Let me detail this a little, and then draw some broader conclusions at the end.
    • There is as much a need to remind the jury of the circumstances in which a proper inference may be drawn under section 34 as under section 35.
    • In the circumstances, a negative inference cannot be drawn against the Bank as a result of its failure to produce the transaction slips.
    • But the only moral conclusion we can draw from this is that we shouldn't be cloning humans yet.
    • Now, it is our submission that the conclusion which the trial judge drew based upon those inferences was a proper one and well open to him in the circumstances.
    • Putting it that way, of course, would have made it far more difficult to draw simplistic moral conclusions.
  • 6

    • 6.1(attract)

      (customers/crowd) atraer
      I was soon drawn into the argument pronto me vi envuelto en la discusión
      • may I draw your attention to the fact that … permítanme señalarles que …
      • to draw attention to oneself llamar la atención
      • to be drawn to/toward sb/sth sentirse atraído por/hacia algn/algo
      • Not since the Getty Center has a new Los Angeles building attracted the attention drawn by the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
      • Angelos caught her hand, which muted her thoughts and drew her attention instantly in alarm.
      • It glittered with the intensity of the sun, then brighter, drawing everyone's attention to her instead.
      • A great variety of attractive gifts drew everyone's attention for purchases at the cake stall, toys, raffles, bric-a-brac.
      • Though more public attention has been drawn to homeworkers, eight years later, their situations have barely improved.
      • It drew the Government's attention to the economic benefits of giving the Western Bay the same priority as Auckland's urgent needs.
      • Attention was first drawn to the flat when workers in the bakery below reported a brownish-coloured fluid staining their walls on Tuesday.
      • Since attention has been drawn to dog fouling there has been no dog mess in the verge.
      • Both girls were chanting, causing more attention to be drawn to them as they drove along in the cherry red sports car.
      • In other words, their attention has been drawn to a stimulus, without any knowledge or appreciation of the significance of the stimulus.
      • Now our attention has been drawn to a magazine item, ominously headed ‘Coppergate row continues’.
      • When they finally came onstage, my attention immediately was drawn to their pants.
      • Perhaps then, attention should be drawn to the aspects that the team does have.
      • But none of these accomplishments would draw the attention Birthday Letters did.
      • But it is the idea of introducing new innovative transport schemes, such as a mass transit system, that will draw the most attention.
      • By the way, can I draw everyone's attention to my overuse of parentheses in the last paragraph?
      • Of late, though, my attention has been drawn away by a new game, scheduled to be released early next year, called Freedom Force.
      • During argument, my attention has been drawn to certain decisions on the duty to give reasons in a planning context.
      • I draw the Court's attention to the fact that the intent of this application was for the imprisonment of me, as the respondent to the application.
      • But what's drawn everyone's attention of course is the high, the highest tax rate.
      • The monsters and other sci-fi characters are the attractions that draw people to our events, and help us raise money.
      • This eagerly anticipated annual event once again drew the crowds and this time there was the added attraction of an extra race on the town centre circuit.
      • Not only does he brew the tsipouro, he's also a talented singer, and was ‘in concert’ for guests one night, an event which also drew a large audience of locals.
      • The event drew an enthusiastic audience of 1,100 on a Saturday evening.
      • Over the years, no event ever drew such crowds to town and it was a day of days that never failed to give people a day out and of course it will jog old memories.
      • The event drew record crowds for the three day festival with 150,000 in attendance.
      • But it was the opening event that had drawn a healthy crowd of onlookers.
      • Although Friday was cloudy and blighted with intermittent rain, the weather proved kind on Saturday with sunshine and warmth drawing crowds to the event.
      • In this city, fashion events always draw excited crowds.
      • Soaring temperatures brought Lewisham residents out in force to enjoy two annual events which always draw a huge crowd.
      • His funeral will be at the National Cathedral, an event likely to draw world leaders.
      • All nine drivers deserve the highest praise for performing faultlessly throughout the event, which drew a total crowd of nearly 100,000 over the three days.
      • The Thursday before the two marquee events drew a crowd of 23,630.
      • Here, luxuriously confined, they drew crowds of visitors attracted by their boisterous commentary.
      • The English department held a teach-in that, like other such events, drew a crowd.
      • The groups have wanted to use park space for this cultural event, which draws visitors and participants from all corners of the United States.
      • It attracts advertisers by drawing a large audience of users to its service.
      • The event drew a huge crowd, as this sport gatherers greater and greater interest amongst the locals.
      • We create attractive cost efficient websites that will draw visitors and customers to your business or personal web pages.
      • Such events often draw crowds of several hundred people and are well covered in local and regional newspapers.

    • 6.2(elicit)

      (response) obtener
      (praise) conseguir
      (criticism/protest) provocar
      (criticism/protest) suscitar
      (applause/laughter) arrancar
      to draw tears/a smile from sb hacer llorar/hacer sonreír a algn
      • we finally drew the story out of him finalmente logramos sonsacarle lo que había pasado
      • I asked him about it, but he wouldn't be drawn se lo pregunté, pero se negó a decir nada
      • I write to address criticisms drawn in response to my call for a secret ballot.
      • The exhibition drew such a strong response from visitors that Cartwright Hall decided to have a permanent collection of calligraphy from the Muslim world.
      • While the paragraph on the Holocaust draws the most emotional responses, other points have also sparked criticism.
      • The comments represented a break from earlier determined predictions of victory, and drew an immediate Democratic response.
      • ‘As the law concerns almost everyone, it drew a bigger response than any other amendment,’ Zhang said.
      • That should draw the largest applause in the Old Vic.
      • However, pure air drew no enhanced response from this region.
      • In each particular case, the appropriate response must be drawn from prayer and grace.
      • Any suggestion of a major disturbance in the temple precincts would have drawn an immediate vigorous response.
      • The biggest hole in the first draft of the bill, and which drew the heaviest criticism was the failure to mention the right to a Gaelic education.
      • What kind of world is this that when a person states the obvious, it is so counter to the deceptive spin of the media and the government that it draws the strongest applause of the conference?
      • It's an olive branch sheathed like a blade, but it draws the largest applause of the night.
      • This was one of the aspects of ‘Patriot II’ that drew the most criticism.
      • Yet her first aria as Liu drew the first overwhelming applause of the evening.
      • It became clear, however, that the play drew a rather different response from much of its audience.
      • This aspect of homeopathy draws the most criticism because it's difficult to understand and has no scientific explanation.
      • It is in this vein that economics draws the most criticism from the ‘hard’ sciences.
      • Another cover version drew a more mixed response from both these listeners, however.
      • Based on the data, the company buys additional time on stations that draw the best response.
      • The USA drew the loudest applause of the day at the Pond, which was open to the public.

  • 7

    • 7.1(sketch)

      (flower/picture) dibujar
      (line) trazar
      (plan/guidelines) trazar
      • He was an intelligent man and drew a line delineating that region of South Australia that experienced, by and large, reliable rainfall, from that which did not.
      • But to understand and analyze the overall debate, it is useful to draw the boundary lines with broad brushstrokes.
      • To help rectify this, Council will begin by redefining the city boundary - drawing a line beyond which transport and bulk services will not be offered.
      • The main problem is a disagreement about where to draw the boundary lines between the camps.
      • In the 1920s, Ireland had a Boundary Committee that drew the border between North and South.
      • China's territorial boundary line is drawn extending around contested islands in the South China Sea.
      • It is not be the first time these areas have become part of this zone; in 1997 the line was drawn as far north as Nantes River.
      • He developed the hemicyclium, a sundial which has the hour lines drawn on the surface of a conic section giving greater accuracy.
      • Please indicate italics by underlining and indicate boldface by drawing a wavy line beneath the affected characters.
      • Through that point draw a horizontal line to the intersection with the hypotenuse.
      • An informal boundary line has been drawn between these armed camps.
      • And even areas where boundary lines have been drawn have not been free of problems.
      • Together, they drew lines, and squiggles, and circles, until the green crayon was exhausted.
      • He drew a line indicating the limit of the rainfall which coincided with the southern boundary of saltbush country.
      • A horizontal line was drawn 5 mm perpendicular from the sternum keel of each print.
      • He was drawing lines and putting numbers on various areas.
      • This incongruity revealed a much deeper problem than inconsistency in drawing racial lines between North and South.
      • Lines are drawn on a canvas, either harmonious curves or cosmic chaos.
      • Then yesterday I was drawing wiggly lines in my sketchbook (like you do) and lo - people.
      • It doesn't take much to chart really, just a program that lets you draw a straight line.
      • Each picture was carefully drawn with pencil and then color was added, much as his mature artwork was done.
      • This is part of the Swindon Music Festival and children taking part have been asked to design and draw a picture that represents the festival.
      • Pictures must be drawn in pencil, black ink or charcoal so that they can be copied onto the front page.
      • All 280 pupils at the school drew self-portraits in coloured pencil and showcased them in a special exhibition in the school hall.
      • This allows the user to draw diagrams or pictures more easily through software commands.
      • In a kitchen in Corringham, he drew a pencil sketch of the logo, featuring a globe flanked by a knife and fork, which he sent away to organisers, who adopted it for their cause.
      • Deacon draws pictures to illustrate the various ways of getting from A to B.
      • Rege drew a diagram to illustrate body placement and its effect on decreasing speed rapidly.
      • However the map was drawn in pencil, it had no towns, no villages, no roads, no mountain names, no river names.
      • You can ask the children to create a different ending to the story or draw different pictures to illustrate what they have read.
      • Thus it is impossible to draw the above picture in one pencil stroke without retracing.
      • Only after students have lightly drawn their designs in pencil are they allowed to crack open the watercolor set and splash ahead.
      • Next, the children drew pictures to represent some signs of spring.
      • Rose was sitting quietly, absent-mindedly drawing her picture with thick, dark slashes of her pencil.
      • He drew a lovely picture of St. Patrick and he likes sketching.
      • If you buy the upgrade package the cartoonist will draw pictures of the characters in your book, talking about you.
      • The sketches included a self-portrait drawn by the artist in 1937.
      • We held a competition to see who could draw the best picture of the world showing the links between all the countries of the UN.
      • Sara watched from her desk as kids chatted with friends, threw paper airplanes, and drew offensive pictures and symbols on the chalkboard.
      • But it is also a very attractive subject in itself, since its basic ideas can be understood very easily, and involve drawing colourful pictures.
      • Dodger took another piece of paper and drew a cone with a wide base and a line near the bottom to show the ground; then near the top he put in a small circle connected to the cone by a line.
      • In one of his last cartoons for the paper, Sherffius drew a Republican elephant riding a pig representing pork-barrel projects.
      • When police gave him a sheet of paper, he drew a grand piano.
      • A girl at the pub sits next to me, maybe four years old, and takes my paper and pen and draws me.
      • Even just random swirly things suggest that he's got an amazing and steady hand at drawing.
      • I started drawing and a piece of paper landed on my desk.
      • For example, a comic book character doesn't really come to life until drawn on a piece of paper or whatever.
      • He just draws on everything and smokes cigarettes all day long.
      • A note pinned to the fridge has a hen and a pan on fire drawn on it.
      • She could never draw properly when she knew someone was watching.
      • The embodied capacity to write and draw seems to rule over the languid group of objects underneath.
      • She drew soaring cityscapes in crayon, painted remote-looking girls in watercolor.
      • It was obvious to me that the woman she'd drawn was real, not just imagined.
      • Peels were put in slide frames and studied under a binocular microscope and drawn using a camera lucida.
      • He's an independent filmmaker now working for a Manhattan advertising firm, drawing animated tacos and hating on his boss every chance he gets.
      • This time around, you are older, and you probably do not have the desire to draw, nor post your personal art on the family fridge.
      • He told his comrades that he could draw what was under the canvas.
      • My guess is that is he is a good observer who draws what he sees.
      • The stuff I draw is a bit weird; it's just another way of expressing myself, it's just for me really.
      • Sometimes I go through spells when I just draw, when I just write, when I just paint.

    • 7.2(describe)

      a well-drawn character un personaje bien perfilado

  • 8British

    Games Sport
  • 9

    the ship draws 25 feet of water el barco tiene un calado de 25 pies
    • A Viking ship typically drew only about three feet of water and they were experts at sailing on rivers.
    • Vessels drawing 22.5 feet of water have also come direct to the quay.
  • 10

    (fowl/criminal) destripar

intransitive verb drew, drawn

  • 1

    to draw close to / near (to) sth/sb acercarse a algo/algn
    • she drew close to him se le acercó
    • to draw to an end / a close terminar
    • as the year draws to an / its end / to a close al finalizar / concluir el año
    • the train drew out of/into the station el tren salió de/entró en la estación
    • to draw ahead of sb/sth adelantarse a algn/algo
    • to draw level with sb/sth alcanzar a algn/algo
    • the visiting team drew level after 15 minutes el equipo visitante empató en el minuto 15
  • 2

  • 3British

    Games Sport
    (in chess game) hacer tablas
    Arsenal drew with Spurs Arsenal empató con Spurs
    • they drew three all empataron a tres
  • 4

    (take in air)
    (chimney/cigar) tirar
    this pipe draws well/badly esta pipa tira bien/mal
    • The chimney was drawing well and the smoke was quickly sucked out of the room.


  • 1

    sorteo masculine
    a prize draw un sorteo de premios
    • when will the draw take place? ¿cuándo se efectuará el sorteo?
    • There were 19 names in the draw and the lucky winner was Mariel Campion, Ballyhemmon.
    • ‘I'm happy to have got the win and got our names in the draw,’ said coach Gary Moorby after the victory.
    • This was followed by a random draw of names from the entire ship's company to work in that space.
    • The winners are to be selected by a draw of lots on Valentine's Day.
    • The random draw from November 25 will be closely monitored by the auditing firm Deloitte and Touche.
    • Olympic draws are made at random and the competition works on a knockout basis through to the gold medal bout.
    • He is also said to have thrown food at away fans, disrupted a lottery draw and had a tussle with Norwich City's director of football Brian Hamilton.
    • This league will consist of ten teams of three players per team with the team captain selected by the sponsor and the remaining two players selected in the draw.
    • The winner will be the first entry selected after the draw closes at midnight.
    • The draw to select the winning entries will take place on Friday, 23 January 2004
    • The importance of sellers was emphasised when after the draw it was decided to distribute lots of five lottery tickets to all who had sold two cards or more.
    • I was told when the last fixtures were made it would be decided in a draw.
    • The two boys will now have their names entered into the draw for participation in the National Finals in Belfast in 2006.
    • Two more weeks remain in this league followed by a fun bowling Friday at which time new team members are selected by a blind draw.
    • The heroines of the female sport came up with the most innovative fundraising idea of the year when they decided to hold a draw to see who would be their main sponsor.
    • The names of all students were entered in a draw and one name was drawn for every $100 donation, says Gallo.
    • By May 30, the commission will hold a draw to decide the order in which parties will be listed on the ballot.
    • Please enter your name for the draw which takes place on Thursday evening.
    • With every purchase of the calendar, buyers can submit their names for a monthly draw.
    • For each number on the play coupon that matches the weekly draw, there is a prize to be won.
  • 2

    Games Sport
    empate masculine
    the game ended in a draw el partido acabó en empate
    • Four out of the six games have been draws and the pitch has become great to bat on even on the fifth day, as we saw a couple of years ago when New Zealand were here.
    • Pakistan needed to take ten wickets while India needed to make 358 runs on the final day to win or play out six hours to ensure that the game ended in a draw.
    • By this time, the game was certain to be a draw, with only four sessions of play left.
    • The important thing would be to reward those who play positive cricket, so that even in games which were likely to produce a draw, both sides would be forced to attack with bat and ball.
    • Was the Indian camp happy with batting out for a draw?
    • This season the Berkshire club have lost only four times in 21 games, with seven wins and three draws from 13 league matches.
    • A short-rising ball from Farmer was unplayable by the batsman and the match ended as a draw with the scores tied.
    • But despite his efforts, it's not enough: the points are still even and the match is a draw.
    • In the rain, they could not restore their composure and the match drifted to a draw.
    • They won all their games in the final round of matches to finish the campaign with 16 wins and two draws from their 18 matches to finish eight points clear.
    • The second team does not wilt and also puts up a big score… and the match is a draw anyway.
    • Would you believe it, the match was declared a draw?
    • An inspired batting display by South Nutfield was not enough to defeat North Holmwood on Saturday, as the match ended in a draw.
    • I divided them into three groups and told one group that one team would win, one group that the other team would win, and the third group that the match would be a draw.
    • There was a goalless draw and the match gave die-hard fans who had come to see the stars quite a few moments to cherish.
    • Both boys hoped for victory, but the match was a draw and they settled for an ice cream and chocolate instead.
    • Stamford Bridge missed the chance to go second as they were held to a scoreless draw by Fulford United in an even game spoilt by the wind and a bumpy pitch.
    • We always feel we're able to win, but we end every match in a draw.
    • After a great match a draw was probably a fair result in the end.
    • The game looked set to end in a draw as the match ticked over into time added on.
    • In the series City have won 26 times with 12 draws and scored 91 goals to 41.
    • They will probably be joined by Schalke who have two victories and two draws from their five games to date.
    • When enough people on both sides have made enough mistakes the game is over, except that this is England so it's probably started raining by then and the game is therefore a draw.
    • The under-12s girls team had an extended programme and ended their marathon with five wins and a draw from their six matches.
    • They beat Newcastle United in a replay at Old Trafford after the first match between the two teams ended in a scoreless draw at Crystal Palace.
  • 3 informal

    gancho masculine informal
    atracción feminine
    • Celtic are a famous club and will be an attractive draw for our fans.
    • This was one of the biggest draws at of Lollapalooza.
    • All of these hallmarks of the American dream are a powerful draw.
    • Luck of the Irish perhaps, but it is a powerful draw.
    • No, not a state where everything is free, although that would surely be a powerful draw to citizens of the other 49.
    • Having spent years working and living in London and across Eastern Europe, the solitude and beauty of the landscape offered a powerful draw.
    • Although the movie will screen out of competition at Cannes, it's bound to be one of the biggest draws of the festival, partly because of the innate Frenchness of the story.
    • The skill and fitness levels have gone up many notches and very impressive attendances now pay into the finals, so the occasions are big draws with plenty of hype.
    • Those things are all big draws and I appreciate them immensely.
    • One of the bigger draws, for me, is the character of Canon Black.
    • There were good entries in all sections but it was the equine classes which proved to be the biggest draw with competitors up by 50%.
    • Books on self-improvement have been a big draw at book fairs.
    • The puffins are the biggest draw but a vast array of other seabirds including tens of thousands of guillemots and razorbills are there during the spring and summer.
    • Handicrafts and handlooms exhibitions are always a big draw.
    • Documentaries aren't as big a draw as feature films or made-for-TV movies.
    • An exhibition of geological data and samples organised at the Museum auditorium has turned out to be a big draw for school children in the city.
    • Promising to be the big draw of the festival, it features an intricate weaving of different conversations taking place in a city.
    • The dump is a big draw to gulls and crows and I'm sure I'll see something good in the gull department.
    • At a time when anti-corporate documentaries are big box office draws maybe it is unnecessary to wrap a political message in old clothes.
    • To say that fantasy movies have not been a big draw at the box office is to understate the matter.
  • 4US

    (on cigarette, pipe)
    chupada feminine
    pitada feminine Latin America
    calada feminine Spain
    • Leo was shaking his head and taking long draws from his cigarette.
    • He took a deep draw at his cigarette, trying to calm his nerves.
    • After taking a long draw from the cigarette he removed it from his lips and exhaled a cloud of smoke that wafted away in the wind.
    • She took a long draw from the cigarette between her fingers and savored the smoke a moment before letting it from her lungs.
    • Roy looked at the man curiously, making his way over to him as Vincent took another draw from the cigarette.
    • She takes a hand-rolled cigarette from Travolta and has several draws.
    • I don't think its fair that smokers have to huddle outside in the winter to grab a quick draw, but then again smoker's breaks always seem to be an extra perk on top of their tea breaks.
    • More and more, she sounds like she took one draw too many!
  • 5

    (of handgun)
    he had / was the fastest draw in Texas era el pistolero más rápido de Texas