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faire un dessin

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
faire le portrait de qn
dessiner quelque chose
dresser une carte
tracer un trait
attirer beaucoup de monde
faire un schéma
opérer une distinction entre
dresser un parallèle entre
faire une comparaison entre
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      vb     ( drew    pt)   ( drawn    pp  )
   (=make a drawing of)  
  [+thing, face, diagram]  
→ She drew a cat.        
to draw a picture      faire un dessin  
→ She drew a picture of a cat.        
to draw a picture of sb      faire le portrait de qn  
to draw a map      dresser une carte  
→ We ought to draw a map.        
     [+line, circle]   tracer  
to draw a line      tracer un trait  
     [+curtain]   (=pull across)   tirer  
→ After drawing the curtains, she lit a candle.        
   (=open)   ouvrir  
→ Draw the curtains and let some light in.        
   to draw lots      tirer au sort  
   (=pull out)  
  [+sword, dagger]  
→ He was always ready to draw his sword.        
→ He drew his dagger and waited for them.        
  [+cart, trailer]  
→ a tractor drawing a trailer        
→ a wagon drawn by six horses        
to draw sb somewhere      attirer qn quelque part  
→ He drew her close to him.        
to draw one's chair nearer to sth      tirer sa chaise près de qch  
→ He drew his chair nearer the fire.        
to draw money from an account      retirer de l'argent d'un compte  
→ He drew fifty pounds from his savings account.        
to draw money from a bank      retirer de l'argent à la banque  
→ She draws a good salary each month.        
→ For the first year I didn't draw any salary.        
  [+comparison, distinction]  
to draw a comparison between      faire une comparaison entre  
→ He drew a comparison between unemployment and illness.        
to draw a distinction between      faire une distinction entre  
→ He drew a distinction between then and now.        
to draw a conclusion from sth      tirer une conclusion de qch  
→ What conclusions do you draw from all this?        
  [+response, criticism]  
donner lieu à  
→ The Government's action drew an angry response.        
→ The policy will draw fierce criticism from farmers.        
to draw sb's attention      attirer l'attention de qn  
→ He was waving his arms to draw their attention.        
to draw attention to sth      attirer l'attention sur qch  
→ He wants to draw attention to this issue.        
→ He paused, drawing a deep breath.        
     [+water]     (from well, river)    puiser  
→ The villagers draw their water from a well.        
     (from tap)    faire couler
to draw a glass of water      remplir un verre d'eau  
→ She poured out the sticky Coke and drew a glass of water.        
[team, player]  
faire match nul  
we drew 2-2      nous avons fait match nul deux à deux  
→ Holland and France drew one-one.        
to draw against sb        (mainly British)  
to draw with sb      [team, player]   faire match nul contre qn  
→ Brazil drew against Spain.        
   (=make picture)   dessiner  
→ He admits that he can't draw.        
   to draw to a close, to draw to an end      (=be about to finish)   toucher à sa fin, tirer à sa fin  
→ The conflict was drawing to a close        
to draw level, to draw alongside      arriver à hauteur, arriver au même niveau  
→ When we drew level, he stopped.        
to draw near, to draw close      (=approach)   approcher  
→ The day of our departure drew near.        
to draw closer, to draw nearer      [event]     (in time)    approcher  
→ The elections are drawing closer.        
     (SPORT)   match    m   nul  
The game ended in a draw.      La partie s'est soldée par un match nul.  
   (=lottery)   loterie    f     
→ She won 200 pounds in a prize draw.        
   (=picking of ticket)   tirage    m   au sort  
The draw takes place on Saturday.      Le tirage au sort a lieu samedi.  

draw away  
      vi   (=move away)   s'éloigner  
→ Claire had seen the taxi drawing away.        
draw back  
      vi     (lit)   (=move back)   reculer     (fig)   (=retreat)   se retirer  
→ The Government should draw back, even at this stage        
to draw back from sth        [+action]   se retirer de qch  
→ He will urge ministers to draw back from the plan        
draw in  
s'arrêter le long du trottoir
entrer en gare, entrer dans la station
   (=get longer)  
→ The nights draw in and the mornings get darker.        
      vt sep  

mêler, impliquer  
to draw sb in to sth, to draw sb into sth      mêler qn à qch, entraîner qn dans qch  
→ Don't let him draw you into his strategy.        
→ She's the perfect hostess, drawing everyone into the conversation.        
→ He is refusing to be drawn into the row.        
draw on  
      vt fus  
     [+resources]   prendre sur  
→ The company drew on its vast resources to fund the project.        
     [+imagination, person]   avoir recours à, faire appel à  
→ He drew on his imagination to write about Moscow.        
      vi   (=pass)  
→ As the afternoon drew on, we got impatient.        
draw out  
→ the days are drawing out again        
   [train]   (=leave)   sortir  
→ I watched a train draw out        
to draw out of the station      [train]   sortir de la gare  
→ The train drew out of the station.        
      vt sep  
     [+money]   retirer  
→ She was drawing out cash from a cash machine.        
     [+person]   (=encourage to talk)   faire parler  
→ Her mother tried every approach to draw her out.        
draw up  
[car, vehicle]  
→ Last Tuesday evening a car drew up outside Bute House        
→ Just before eleven a bus drew up.        
      vt sep  
     [+document]   établir, dresser  
→ A working party will draw up a contract.        
     [+plan]   formuler, dessiner  
→ I drew up plans for the new course.        
   (=pull up)  
→ He drew up a chair and sat down.        
prize draw  
      n   tombola    f     
score draw  
      n     (British)   match    m   nul   (avec un minimum de un but)  
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"to draw a picture": examples and translations in context
No need to draw a picture, we are all finishing the year on the knees. Pas besoin de faire un dessin, la fin de l'année nous met toutes sur les rotules.
Ms. Elenora BuTTers would ask her class To draw a picture of their families, Even though she knew the portraits... Elenora Butters demandait aux élèves de faire un dessin de leur famille, même si elle savait que les portraits... ne seraient pas forcément flatteurs.
You have five minutes to draw a picture of the day in your life that was the most horrible. Vous avez cinq minutes pour faire un dessin du jour le plus horrible de votre vie.
For example, if you want to draw a picture, you need to use a drawing or painting program. Par exemple, pour faire un dessin, vous devez utiliser un programme de dessin ou de peinture.
Ask children to draw a picture of an emergency situation, incorporating one or more of the cut-out pictures. Demandez aux élèves de faire un dessin d'une situation d'urgence en se servant d'une ou de plusieurs des images à découper de la page suivante.
The children's assignment was to draw a picture of their family. Le devoir des enfants était de dessiner leur famille.
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