draw

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 /drɔː/

For the verb: "to draw"

Simple Past: drew
Past Participle: drawn

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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
draw vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (sketch a picture)disegnare vtr
 I like to draw trees on my school books.
 Mi piace disegnare alberi sui miei libri di scuola.
draw vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (a weapon)estrarre vtr
 The cowboy drew his gun to show that he was serious.
 Il cowboy ha estratto la pistola per dimostrare che non scherzava.
draw viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (tie a game)pareggiare vi
 Neither team won the game; they drew.
 Nessuna delle due squadre ha vinto la partita, hanno pareggiato.
draw vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (contract)compilare, stendere, redigere vtr
 The lawyer drew up the contract for the agreement.
 L'avvocato ha redatto il contratto per l'accordo.
draw nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (attraction)attrazione nf
 The governor's speech was a big draw, so there were many people in attendance.
 Il discorso del governatore era una grande attrazione quindi c'erano molte persone in attesa.
 
Additional Translations
draw nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (power to attract)attrazione nf
 The man had some sort of draw on women that we couldn't understand.
 L'uomo aveva una sorta di attrazione sulle donne che non riuscivamo a capire.
draw nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (lots)estrazione nf
  sorteggio nm
 A draw was used to create four teams.
 Abbiamo formato quattro squadre per estrazione.
draw nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (tied game)pareggio nm
 The football match was a draw.
 La partita di calcio è stata un pareggio.
draw nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (smoke)tiro nm
 A draw of cigarette smoke is often followed by a cough.
 Un tiro di sigaretta è spesso seguito da un colpo di tosse.
draw nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (removal of a gun)estrarre vtr
 The cowboy had a quick draw and shot the other cowboys first.
 Il cowboy ha estratto velocemente la pistola e ha sparato per primo all'altro cowboy.
draw nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (pull)estrazione nf
 His draw of a four from the hat put him on team four.
 La sua estrazione di un quattro dal cappello lo ha collocato nella quarta squadra.
draw nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (gully)gola nf
 The horsemen are waiting in the draw behind that hill.
 I cavalieri aspettavano nella gola dietro la collina.
draw nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (American football)traduzione non disponibile
 The quarterback called for a draw, and ran to his left.
draw viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (sketch)disegnare vtr
 She likes to spend her time drawing.
 Le piace passare il tempo disegnando.
draw viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (approach)avvicinarsi vi pron
 As he drew close to home, he heard the sound of the fire.
 Man mano che si avvicinava a casa sentiva il rumore del fuoco.
draw viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (inhale smoke)tirare vtr
 He would often cough after drawing in a breath of smoke.
 Spesso tossisce dopo aver tirato una boccata di fumo.
draw viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (a weapon)estrarre vtr
 The cowboy drew quickly.
 Il cowboy ha estratto velocemente la pistola.
draw viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (select by lots)estrarre vtr
 We will draw from a hat to see who goes on which team.
 Estraiamo da un cappello per vedere chi farà parte di quale squadra.
draw viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (contract, wrinkle)aggrottare vtr
 She drew her brow in deep thought.
 Aggrottava le sopracciglia assorta in pensieri profondi.
draw viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (tea)in infusione avv
 Leave the tea alone! Just let it draw.
 Lascia quel tè! Lascialo in infusione.
draw vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (pull [sth] behind oneself)trainare vtr
 The truck is strong enough to draw a one-ton trailer.
 Il camion è forte abbastanza da trainare un rimorchio di una tonnellata.
draw vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (attract)attirare, attrarre vtr
 Fights usually draw large crowds.
 Le risse di solito attirano grandi folle.
draw vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (elicit, arouse)indurre, provocare vtr
 Racial remarks will usually draw anger from others.
 I commenti razzisti di solito inducono negli altri la rabbia.
draw vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (extract)attingere vtr
  spillare vtr
   (liquidi)aspirare vtr
 He often draws water from the well.
 Spesso attinge l'acqua dal pozzo.
  Spilla il vino appena prima di berlo.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
draw vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (curtains)tirare vtr
 Each night they draw the curtains.
 Ogni sera tirano le tende.
draw vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (take, obtain)prendere, trarre vtr
 He draws inspiration from his past.
 Trae ispirazione dal suo passato.
draw vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (withdraw money)prelevare vtr
 He draws fifty dollars from my account every Friday.
 Preleva cinquanta dollari dal mio conto ogni venerdì.
draw vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (earn)riscuotere vtr
 He draws a large salary.
 Riscuote uno stipendio alto.
draw vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (formulate)tirare, trarre vtr
 You can draw whatever conclusion you want, but I believe that he did it.
 Puoi tirare la conclusione che vuoi, ma io credo che l'abbia fatto.
draw vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (select)estrarre vtr
 Let's draw sticks to see who has to go. Longer stick wins.
 Estraiamo i bastoncini per vedere chi deve andare. Vincono i bastoncini più lunghi.
draw vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (cards)  (carte da gioco)prendere vtr
  estrarre vtr
Nota: "Estrarre" = draw a card from the middle orbottom of the deck (not from the top of it).
 She drew a card from the top of the deck.
 Ha preso una carta dalla cima del mazzo.
  Ha estratto una carta dal mazzo.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
draw vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (bend a bow)tendere vtr
 The archer draws his bow, and then releases the arrow.
 L'arciere tende l'arco e poi rilascia la freccia.
draw vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (tea)lasciare in infusione vtr
 She never draws the tea properly - it's always too weak.
 Non lascia mai bene il tè in infusione, non sa mai di niente.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
draw a blank v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (be unable to recall [sth])non riuscire a ricordarsi vtr
draw a check
UK: draw a cheque
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
US (make out a cheque, pay by cheque)staccare un assegno vtr
 Your invoice was approved so I will draw a cheque for you by the end of the day.
 Ho dovuto staccare un assegno per pagare la nuova lavatrice.
  emettere un assegno vtr
 Emettere assegni falsi è un grave reato.
draw a conclusion v (deduce, conclude [sth])trarre una conclusione
draw a crowd v (attract people's attention)attrarre una folla
draw a diagram viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (represent [sth] schematically)disegnare uno schema vtr
 He drew a diagram of the kitchen layout, showing the exact position of cabinets and appliances - yet still the builders managed to get it wrong.
 Ho disegnato uno schema della disposizione dei mobili della cucina.
draw a gun on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (produce a firearm and aim it at)estrarre una pistola puntandola a
draw a parallel fare un parallelo
draw a parallel between vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (identify as being similar)fare un parallelismo vtr
 We can draw a parallel between restrictions on law making powers of the earliest British Parliaments, and that of the modern European Parliament.
 Talvolta è possibile fare un parallelismo tra poeti di epoche diverse.
draw a pay check vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (from [sb]: work for)essere stipendiati
draw a pay check viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be employed)ricevere una busta paga vtr
 Since I was old enough to draw a pay check, I enjoyed a sense of autonomy that my own children don't seem interested in achieving.
 Marco è contento di aver trovato un impiego: da quando riceve una busta paga, è autonomo e può mantenersi da solo.
draw a picture viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (represent [sth] visually)fare un disegno vtr
 I couldn't describe the crash in words so I drew a picture of it for the nice policeman.
 Come richiesto dall'assicurazione ho fatto un disegno dell'incidente.
draw a picture viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative (describe in detail)descrivere in dettaglio
draw a veil over [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (subject: not discuss)  (idiomatico)stendere un velo su, stendere un velo pietoso su vtr
draw apart vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (separate)separare vtr
draw apart viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (move in opposite directions)allontanarsi, separarsi v rif
draw attention v (be eye-catching)attirare l'attenzione vtr
 Her laugh drew the attention of everyone in the room.
 Garish clothing draws attention.
 La risata rumorosa della studentessa attirò l'attenzione della professoressa che spiegava.
draw away viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (retreat, move back)ritirarsi v rif
draw away vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (cause [sb] to leave)tirare via vtr
 My wife diplomatically drew me away from the pompous guest as she could see I was about to lose my temper with him.
draw back viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (flinch)ritrarsi, farsi indietro v rif
 She drew back sharply when the dog barked at her.
 Si fece indietro di colpo appena il cane le abbaiò contro.
draw back vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (pull away, pull back)tirarsi indietro
  ritirarsi vrif
draw bar barra di connessione tra due vagoni
draw blood cavare sangue vtr
draw blood ferire vtr
draw criticism viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (attract disapproval or disagreement)sollevare una critica vtr
 Michael Jackson once drew criticism for dangling his infant over the edge of a balcony.
 Il discorso del primo ministro sollevò molte critiche.
draw down tirare giù
draw forth vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (bring out, elicit)estrarre vtr
  suscitare vtr
draw from estrarre da
draw heavily on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (make great use of)fare ampio ricorso a vtr
draw in vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (arouse the interest of)attirare, attrarre vtr
 We need a beautiful sign for our shop to draw in customers.
 Celebrities draw in the crowds.
 Sono convinto che una bella insegna attirerà molti clienti nel nostro negozio.
draw in viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (move closer)avvicinarsi v rif
 As he drew in closer, John could see more and more detail.
draw into vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (involve in)coinvolgere vtr
 Don't draw me into your problems!
   (colloquiale)tirare dentro vtr
 È una faccenda poco chiara e io non c'entro niente, ma lui è riuscito comunque a tirarmici dentro.
draw lots tirare a sorte
draw near viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be imminent)avvicinarsi v rif
 New Year's Day is drawing near.
 Il nuovo anno si avvicina.
draw near viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (come close, approach)avvicinarsi v rif
 As we drew near the city, the air became thick with smog.
 Appena ci avviciniamo alla città l'aria si fa puzzolente e scura.
draw near vi + prep (approach)avvicinarsi v rif
 As we drew near the gates, they opened automatically.
 Come ci siamo avvicinati ai cancelli, si sono aperti automaticamente.
draw nigh avvicinare v
draw nigh avvicinarsi v
draw off vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (liquid: remove by draining)drenare vtr
 The doctor had to use a large needle to draw off the liquid in my swollen knee.
 Il medico ha usato un grosso ago per drenare il liquido dal mio ginocchio.
draw off vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." ([sb]: induce to leave)allontanare vtr
draw off vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." ([sth]: remove by pulling)aspirare vtr
 Il medico ha usato un grosso ago per aspirare il liquido dal mio ginocchio.
draw on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (resources: use)ricorrere a vi
 Henrietta drew on her experience as a hockey captain when asked to lead the project.
 Messo a capo del difficile progetto, Enrico è ricorso alla sua esperienza di capitano della squadra di calcio per gestire il nuovo team di collaboratori.
draw on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." ([sb]: use contribution of)attingere a vi
draw on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (clothing: put on)mettersi (addosso) v rif
 He quickly drew on his trousers and ran out the door.
 Si mise velocemente i pantaloni e corse via.
  indossare vtr
draw one's gun v (pull out a firearm)estrarre la pistola
draw one's pay v (receive a wage)prendere uno stipendio
draw one's sword v literal (pull out a large fighting blade)sguainare la spada
draw one's sword v figurative (prepare to fight)  (figurato)agitare la spada
draw out vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (prolong)prolungare, estendere vtr
 I signed up for a Masters course because I wanted to draw out being a student for as long as possible.
draw out vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." ([sb]: induce to reveal facts)estrarre vtr
 The psychiatrist drew out her long-buried secrets.
draw poker nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (card game: five-card poker)poker a 5 carte
draw [sb] aside viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (speak privately to [sb])prendere in disparte, prendere da parte, prendere da una parte vtr
 After the meeting, the chairman drew me aside to ask if I would be interested in joining the committee.
 Dopo la riunione, il presidente mi ha preso in disparte e mi ha chiesto se fossi interessato a far parte del comitato.
draw [sb] over viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (beckon [sb])far avvicinare qualcuno
draw self together v (recover calm, suppress emotion)ricomporsi v rif
 Dopo un'iniziale imbarazzo si è ricomposto.
draw the attention attirare l'attenzione
draw the attention of vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (attract, interest)attirare l'attenzione di vtr
 The street entertainer drew the attention of a large crowd.
 Quell'uomo cercava di attirare l'attenzione dei passanti gesticolando
draw the line v (set a limit or restriction)  (figurato)tirare una riga
  fissare un limite
draw the line at vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative, informal (set the limit at, rule out)stabilire un confine a
  fermarsi a v rif
draw to a close viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (come to an end)giungere al termine
draw to an end viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (close, finish)giungere al termine
draw together viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (form a huddle or group)raggrupparsi, stringersi in gruppo v rif
 Penguins sometimes draw together to share body warmth.
  formare un gruppo vtr
 Per combattere il freddo intenso, i pinguini formano dei gruppi per potersi scaldare a vicenda.
draw together vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (unite)avvicinare, riunire vtr
draw up vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (write out)redigere vtr
 It is desirable that any important legal documents be drawn up by a qualified solicitor.
 We shall draw up a new proposal for tomorrow's presentation.
 Dobbiamo redigere la nuova bozza di contratto entro domattina.
draw up vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (come forward, move closer)avvicinare, riunire vtr
  portare vicino
 Draw up a chair to the table and I'll show you my holiday pictures.
draw [sth] up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (pull forward)avvicinare, portare vicino vtr
  prendere vtr
 Draw up a chair and I'll show you my holiday pictures.
 Prendi una sedia, che ti mostro le mie foto delle vacanze.
draw [sth] up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (pull upwards)avvicinare vtr
 She drew her knees up to her chest and lay there in a foetal position.
 Avvicinò le ginocchia al petto e se ne stette lì in posizione fetale.
draw up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (arrive: by car)arrivare vi
 They drew up at the premiere in a stretch limousine.
 Sono arrivati alla prima a bordo di una limousine.
draw up a formal document viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (write out an official paper)redigere un documento ufficiale vtr
 My lawyers must draw up the deed of transfer for the sale of my house.
 Ho fatto redigere l'atto di vendita della mia proprietà al notaio e, prima di firmare, l'ho fatto controllare dal mio avvocato.
draw up a plan viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (devise a way to proceed)delineare (or: ideare or: mettere a punto) un piano vtr
 Nel mondo dell'imprenditoria non si può procedere alla cieca, ma bisogna delineare un piano da seguire.
draw upon vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (source, resource: make use of)attingere a vi
  fare ricorso a
 To pass the final exam, the students must draw upon everything they have learned in the course.
draw your salary ritirare la paga vtr
draw-bridge ponte mobile nm
draw-water tirare l'acqua v
draw-well pozzo nm
luck of the draw nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (chance)questione di fortuna nf
  pura casualità nf
 There's no way to guarantee that you'll win the lottery - it's just the luck of the draw.
prize draw nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (raffle in which [sth] is won)estrazione di premi
quick on the draw adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (having fast reflexes)dai riflessi rapidi
quick on the draw adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (tending to take offence)dalle reazioni impulsive
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