draw [drɔ:]
(preterite drew, past participle drawn)
1. transitive verb
   a. ( = pull) [+ object] tirer
• to draw the curtains tirer les rideaux
• he drew his chair nearer the fire il a rapproché sa chaise du feu
• he drew her close to him il l'a attirée contre lui
• to draw smoke into one's lungs avaler la fumée (d'une cigarette)
   b. ( = pull behind) tracter
   c. ( = extract) [+ cork] enlever
• to draw one's gun dégainer son pistolet
• he drew a gun on me il a sorti un pistolet et l'a braqué sur moi
   d. [+ water] (from tap) tirer (from de ) ; (from well) puiser (from dans)
• the stone hit him and drew blood la pierre l'a frappé et l'a fait saigner
• to draw a card from the pack tirer une carte du jeu
• to draw a ticket out of a hat tirer un billet d'un chapeau
• to draw inspiration from tirer son inspiration de
• to draw strength from sth puiser des forces dans qch
• to draw comfort from sth trouver un réconfort dans qch
• to draw a smile from sb arracher un sourire à qn
• to draw a laugh from sb arriver à faire rire qn
• her performance drew tears from the audience son interprétation a arraché des larmes au public
   e. [+ pension, salary] toucher
   f. ( = attract) [+ attention, customer, crowd] attirer
• the play has drawn a lot of criticism la pièce a été très critiquée
• to feel drawn to sb se sentir attiré par qn
   g. [+ picture] dessiner ; [+ plan, line, circle] tracer
► to draw the line
• I draw the line at cheating (inf) (myself) je n'irai pas jusqu'à tricher ; (in others) je n'admets pas que l'on triche
• we must draw the line somewhere il faut se fixer des limites
• it's hard to know where to draw the line il est difficile de savoir jusqu'où on peut aller
   h. ( = bring) to draw sth to a close mettre fin à qch
   i. ( = make) [+ conclusion] tirer ; [+ comparison, parallel, distinction] établir
   j. ( = cause to speak) he would not be drawn on the matter il a refusé de parler de cette affaire
2. intransitive verb
   a. ( = move) to draw to one side s'écarter
• to draw round the table se rassembler autour de la table
• the train drew into the station le train est entré en gare
• the car drew over to the hard shoulder la voiture s'est rangée sur le bas-côté
• he drew ahead of the other runners il s'est détaché des autres coureurs
• the two horses drew level les deux chevaux sont arrivés à la même hauteur
• to draw near [person] s'approcher (to de ) ; [time, event] approcher
• to draw nearer (to) s'approcher un peu plus (de)
• to draw to a close toucher à sa fin
   b. ( = be equal) [two teams] faire match nul ; (in competitions) être ex æquo inv
• they drew for second place ils sont arrivés deuxièmes ex æquo
• Scotland drew with Ireland l'Écosse a fait match nul contre l'Irlande
   c. ( = do drawing) dessiner
• he draws well il dessine bien
• to draw from life dessiner d'après nature
3. noun
   a. ( = lottery) loterie f ; (to choose teams, winners) tirage m au sort
   b. (Sport) match m nul
• the match ended in a draw le match s'est terminé par un match nul
   c. ( = attraction) attraction f
• Johnny Depp was the big draw Johnny Depp était la grande attraction
   d. to be quick on the draw [gunman] dégainer vite
► draw apart intransitive verb s'éloigner l'un de l'autre
► draw aside
1. intransitive verb
[people] s'écarter
2. separable transitive verb
[+ person] prendre à part
► draw away intransitive verb
   a. [person] s'écarter ; [car] s'éloigner
• to draw away from the kerb s'éloigner du trottoir
   b. ( = move ahead) [runner, racehorse] se détacher
► draw back
1. intransitive verb
( = move backwards) reculer
2. separable transitive verb
[+ person] faire reculer ; [+ object, one's hand] retirer
► draw in
1. intransitive verb
   a. (in car) to draw in by the kerb ( = stop) s'arrêter le long du trottoir
   b. (British) ( = get shorter) the days are drawing in les jours raccourcissent
2. separable transitive verb
   a. [+ air] aspirer
   b. [+ crowds] attirer
   c. ( = pull in) rentrer
• to draw in one's claws rentrer ses griffes
► draw on
1. intransitive verb
[time] avancer
2. inseparable transitive verb
• to draw on one's savings prendre sur ses économies
• to draw on one's imagination faire appel à son imagination
► draw out
1. intransitive verb
( = become longer) the days are drawing out les jours rallongent
2. separable transitive verb
   a. ( = bring out) [+ handkerchief, purse] sortir (from de ) ; [+ money] (from bank) retirer (from à, de ) ; [+ secret] soutirer (from à)
   b. ( = prolong) prolonger
► draw up
1. intransitive verb
(in car) s'arrêter
2. separable transitive verb
   a. [+ chair] approcher
• to draw o.s. up to one's full height se dresser de toute sa hauteur
   b. [+ inventory, list] dresser ; [+ contract, agreement] établir ; [+ plan] élaborer ; [+ report] rédiger
► draw upon inseparable transitive verb
• to draw upon one's savings prendre sur ses économies
• to draw upon one's imagination faire appel à son imagination
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[drɔː] 1.
1) Games tirage m (au sort)
2) Sport match m nul

it was a draw — (in race) ils sont arrivés ex aequo

3) (attraction) attraction f
transitive verb (prét drew; pp drawn)
1) lit faire [picture, plan]; dessiner [person, object]; tracer [line]
2) fig dépeindre [character, picture]; faire [comparison]
3) (pull) [animal, engine] tirer; [machine, suction] aspirer

he drew the child towards him — il a attiré l'enfant vers lui

he drew his finger along the shelf — il a passé un doigt sur l'étagère

to draw blood — provoquer un saignement

4) (derive) tirer [conclusion] (from de)

I drew comfort from the fact that — cela m'a un peu réconforté de savoir que

he drew hope from this — cela lui a donné de l'espoir

to be drawn from — [energy, information] provenir de

5) (cause to talk) faire parler [person] (about, on de)

to draw something from ou out of somebody — obtenir quelque chose de quelqu'un [information]; arracher quelque chose à quelqu'un [truth, smile]

6) (attract) attirer [crowd] (to vers); susciter [reaction]

his speech drew great applause — son discours a soulevé des applaudissements

to draw somebody into — mêler quelqu'un à [conversation]; entraîner quelqu'un dans [argument, battle]

they were drawn together by their love of animals — leur amour des animaux les a rapprochés

to draw the enemy fire — offrir un cible au feu ennemi

7) Finance retirer [money] (from de); tirer [cheque] (on sur); toucher [wages, pension]
8) Games, Sport tirer [quelque chose] au sort [ticket]

to draw a match — faire match nul

9) (remove) retirer [cork] (from de); sortir [sword, knife, gun]; tirer [card]
intransitive verb (prét drew; pp drawn)
1) (make picture) dessiner
2) (move)

to draw ahead (of something/somebody) — lit gagner du terrain (sur quelque chose/quelqu'un); fig prendre de l'avance (sur quelque chose/quelqu'un)

to draw alongside — [boat] accoster

the car drew alongside the lorry — la voiture s'est mise à côté du camion

to draw close ou near — [time] approcher

they drew nearer to listen — ils se sont rapprochés pour écouter

to draw into — [bus] arriver à [station]

the train drew into the station — le train est entré en gare

to draw level — se retrouver au même niveau

to draw over — [vehicle] (stop) se ranger; (still moving) se rabattre vers le bas-côté

to draw round ou around — se rassembler

to draw to a halt — s'arrêter

to draw to a close ou an end — [day, event] toucher à sa fin

3) (in match) faire match nul
4) (choose at random)

to draw for something — tirer quelque chose (au sort)

5) [tea] infuser
Phrasal Verbs:

to be quick/slow on the draw — (colloq) (in understanding) avoir l'esprit vif/lent; (in replying) avoir/ne pas avoir la repartie facile; [cowboy] dégainer/ne pas dégainer vite

to draw the line — fixer des limites

English-French dictionary. 2013.

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