draw

 /drɔː/

For the verb: "to draw"

Simple Past: drew
Past Participle: drawn

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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
draw viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (sketch, do drawings)  (disegno)fare uno schizzo vtr
draw [sth] 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 [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (take out 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 [sth] 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." (contract)compilare, stendere, redigere vtr
 The lawyer drew up the contract for the agreement.
 L'avvocato ha redatto il contratto per l'accordo.
draw [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (elicit, arouse [sth])indurre, provocare vtr
 Racial remarks will usually draw anger from others.
 I commenti razzisti di solito inducono negli altri la rabbia.
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 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 molti astanti.
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.
 
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. (drawing of lots)estrazione nf
  sorteggio nm
 A draw was used to create four teams. She won the draw for the blueberry pie.
 Abbiamo formato quattro squadre per estrazione.
 Ha vinto il sorteggio per la torta ai mirtilli.
draw nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (smoking: inhalation)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)  (football americano)esca nf
 The quarterback called for a draw, and ran to his left.
draw nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (chimney)  (camino: aria)condotto nm
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." (take out a weapon)  (arma)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 [sth] 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." (tea: brew)  ()in infusione avv
 Leave the tea alone! Just let it draw.
 Lascia quel tè! Lascialo in infusione.
draw [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (pull [sth] behind)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 [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (extract [sth])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 [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (curtains: pull shut)tirare vtr
 Each night they draw the curtains.
 Ogni sera tirano le tende.
dra [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (take, obtain [sth])prendere, trarre vtr
 He draws inspiration from his past.
 Trae ispirazione dal suo passato.
draw [sth] 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 [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (earn [sth])guadagnare vtr
 He draws a large salary.
 Guadagna uno stipendio alto.
draw [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (formulate [sth])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 [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (select [sth])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 [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (cards: take out)  (carte da gioco)prendere vtr
  estrarre vtr
 She drew a card from the top of the deck.
 Ha preso una carta dalla cima del mazzo.
  Ha estratto una carta dal centro del mazzo.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
draw [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (contract, wrinkle [sth])  (sopracciglia)aggrottare vtr
 She drew her brow in deep thought.
 Aggrottava le sopracciglia assorta in pensieri profondi.
draw [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (bow: bend to shoot arrow)tendere vtr
 The archer draws his bow, and then releases the arrow.
 L'arciere tende l'arco e poi rilascia la freccia.
draw [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (tea: brew)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.
  Segnala un errore

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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
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
US (write a cheque)emettere un assegno vtr
   (informale)fare un assegno vtr
 Your invoice was approved so I'll draw a check for you by the end of the day.
  Emettere assegni falsi è un grave reato.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
 La sua fattura è stata approvata, le faccio un assegno entro la giornata.
  staccare un assegno vtr
  Ho dovuto staccare un assegno per pagare la nuova lavatrice.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
draw a conclusion v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (deduce, conclude [sth])trarre una conclusione
draw a crowd v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (attract people's attention)attrarre una folla di gente vtr
 That band always draws a crowd.
 La band attrae sempre una folla di gente.
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
  disegnare un diagramma vtr
 He drew a diagram of how he wanted his new kitchen to be laid out.
 Ha disegnato uno schema di come desiderava disporre la sua nuova cucina.
draw a gun on [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (aim a firearm at)puntare la pistola a qlcn vtr
 To stop the robber, the policewoman drew a gun on him and ordered him to lie on the ground.
 Per fermare il ladro la poliziotta gli puntò la pistola e gli ordinò di mettersi a terra.
draw a parallel fare un parallelo
draw a parallel between [sth] and [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (identify as being similar)fare un parallelismo tra 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 v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." US (be employed)lavorare vi
 I've lived here ever since I first drew a pay check.
 Abito qui fin da quando ho iniziato a lavorare.
draw a pay check from [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." US (work for [sb])lavorare per vi
   (formale)essere stipendiato da vi
draw a picture v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (represent [sth] visually)fare un disegno vtr
 I couldn't describe the crash in words so I drew a picture of it for the police.
 Non ero capace di descrivere l'incidente a parole, e allora ho fatto un disegno per la polizia.
draw a picture v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (describe in detail)descrivere in dettaglio vtr
 The novel draws a picture of life in Depression-era America.
 Il romanzo descrive in dettaglio la vita durante il periodo della Grande Depressione negli Stati Uniti.
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 [sth] apart,
draw apart [sth]
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."
(separate)separare vtr
 You have to draw apart the halves of the avocado before you can scoop out the pulp.
 Bisogna separare le due metà dell'avocado per poterne mangiare la polpa.
draw apart 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." (move in opposite directions)allontanarsi, separarsi v rif
draw [sb] aside 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." (speak privately to)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 attention vtr + n (be very noticeable)attirare l'attenzione vtr
 Garish clothing draws attention.
 L'abbigliamento sgargiante attira l'attenzione.
draw away 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." (retreat, move back)ritirarsi v rif
  venire via vi
draw [sb] away from [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (cause to leave)far venire via vtr
 What drew you away from your hometown?
 Cosa ti ha fatto venire via dalla tua città natale?
draw back 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." (flinch)ritrarsi, farsi indietro v rif
  balzare indietro vi
 She drew back sharply when the dog barked at her.
 Si fece indietro di colpo appena il cane le abbaiò contro.
draw [sth] back 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 away, apart)tirare indietro vtr
 When I drew back the curtains, sunlight flooded in.
 Quando ho tirato indietro le tende la luce del sole inondò la stanza.
draw bar barra di connessione tra due vagoni
draw blood cavare sangue vtr
draw blood ferire vtr
draw criticism vtr + n (attract disapproval or disagreement)attirare critiche vtr
 Michael Jackson once drew criticism for dangling his infant over the edge of a balcony.
 In un'occasione Michael Jackson attirò critiche, quando mostrò il suo bimbo tenendolo sospeso oltre la balaustra di un balcone.
draw down tirare giù
draw [sth] forth,
draw forth [sth]
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."
(bring out, elicit)estrarre vtr
  suscitare vtr
draw from estrarre da
draw heavily on [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (make great use of)fare ampio ricorso a qlcs vtr
 The apprentice draws heavily on the works of the grand masters for inspiration.
 L'apprendista fa ampio ricorso alle opere dei suoi maestri per trarre ispirazione.
draw [sb] in,
draw in [sb]
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."
(interest, captivate)attirare, attrarre vtr
 We need a beautiful sign for our shop to draw in customers.
 Ci serve una bella insegna che attiri clienti nel nostro negozio.
draw [sth] in,
draw in [sth]
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."
(inhale: smoke, breath)  (fumo)tirare vtr
 He would often cough after drawing in a breath of smoke.
 Spesso tossiva dopo aver tirato una boccata di fumo.
draw in 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." (move closer)avvicinarsi v rif
 As he drew in closer, John could see more and more detail.
 Mano a mano che si avvicinava, John vedeva sempre più dettagli.
draw in 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." UK (night: get darker earlier)  (periodo invernale: notte)arrivare prima vi
 Now that the nights are drawing in, there's no better place to be than in an armchair by the fire.
draw [sb] into [sth] 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." (involve [sb] in [sth])coinvolgere vtr
 Don't draw me into your problems!
   (colloquiale)tirare dentro, trascinare dentro vtr
 È una faccenda poco chiara e io non c'entro niente, ma lui è riuscito comunque a tirarmici dentro.
draw lots vtr + npl (decide by lottery)estrarre a sorte vi
  fare un'estrazione vtr
 They drew lots to see who would go first.
draw near vi + adv figurative (be imminent)avvicinarsi v rif
 New Year's Day is drawing near.
 Il nuovo anno si avvicina.
draw near vi + adv (approach)avvicinarsi v rif
 As we drew near, the air became thick with smoke.
 Appena ci avviciniamo alla città l'aria si fa puzzolente e scura.
draw near [sth] 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 [sth],
draw [sth] off
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."
(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 [sb] off 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." ([sb]: induce to leave)allontanare, far allontanare vtr
draw [sth] off 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." ([sth]: remove by pulling)aspirare vtr
 Il medico ha usato un grosso ago per aspirare il liquido dal mio ginocchio.
draw on [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (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 [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] ([sb]: use contribution of)attingere a vi
draw on [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (clothing: put on)mettere, mettersi, mettersi addosso, indossare, infilarsi vtr
 He quickly drew on his trousers and ran out the door.
 Si mise velocemente i pantaloni e corse via.
  indossare vtr
draw [sth] out 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." (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.
 Mi sono iscritto a un corso di master perché volevo prolungare il più possibile il mio status di studente.
draw [sth] out 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." (elicit)  (figurato)tirare fuori vtr
 The psychiatrist drew out her long-buried secrets.
 Lo psichiatra le ha tirato fuori i suoi segreti nascosti da anni.
draw [sb] over 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." (beckon)adescare, attirare vtr
draw poker nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (card game: five-card poker)poker a 5 carte
draw the attention attirare l'attenzione
draw the attention of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (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 at [sth],
draw the line at doing [sth]
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
figurative, informal (set a limit or restriction)prefiggersi di non fare qlcs v rif
 I went out for a few beers, but I drew the line at doing shots.
 Sono uscito a bere qualche birra ma mi sono prefissato di non bere shot.
draw to a close viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (come to an end)volgere al termine, giungere al termine vi
  porre fine a qlcs vtr
 As the evening drew to a close, the orchestra played a final waltz. After an hour on the phone, she drew the conversation to a close.
 Quando la serata giungeva al termine l'orchestra suonò un ultimo valzer.
 Dopo un'ora al telefono lei pose fine alla conversazione.
draw to an end v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (finish)giungere al termine vi
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 [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." (draft, plan out)redigere vtr
 It is desirable that any important legal documents be drawn up by a qualified solicitor.
 È consigliabile che ogni documento legale importante sia redatto da un legale qualificato.
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." (car: arrive, stop)arrivare vi
  fermarsi v rif
 Two cars drew up outside the house.
 Sono arrivate due macchine fuori di casa.
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 v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (write official paper)redigere un documento ufficiale vtr
 The lawyers are drawing up a formal document detailing my divorce settlement.
  Ho fatto redigere l'atto di vendita della mia proprietà al notaio e, prima di firmare, l'ho fatto controllare dal mio avvocato.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
draw up a plan viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (devise a way to proceed)ideare un piano, mettere a punto un piano vtr
 Nel mondo dell'imprenditoria non si può procedere alla cieca, ma bisogna mettere a punto un piano da seguire.
draw upon [sth/sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (use as source or resource)attingere a vi
  fare ricorso a vtr
 To pass the final exam, the students must draw upon everything they have learned in the course.
 Per superare l'esame finale gli studenti devono attingere a tutto ciò che hanno imparato durante il corso.
draw your gun v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (pull out a firearm)estrarre la pistola vtr
 The insistent sound of the snake's rattle caused him to draw his gun as a precaution.
draw your pay v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (receive wage)essere stipendiato da vi
  lavorare per vtr
draw your salary ritirare la paga vtr
draw your sword v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (pull out blade)sguainare la spada vtr
 When the soldier heard the insult, he drew his sword.
 Quando il soldato sentì l'insulto, sguainò la spada.
draw your sword v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (prepare for fight)  (figurato)agitare la spada 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 of guaranteeing you'll win the lottery - it's just the luck of the draw.
 Non c'è modo di garantire che vincerai la lotteria, è solo questione di fortuna.
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." (having fast reflexes)riflessi rapidi nmpl
 Cowboys had to be quick on the draw when they were fighting duels.
 I cowboy dovevano avere i riflessi rapidi quando combattevano in un duello.
quick on the draw adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (tending to take offence)dalle reazioni impulsive
  irruente, impulsivo agg
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