Quick answer
"Write" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "escribir", and "draw up" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "redactar". Learn more about the difference between "write" and "draw up" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to put in writing)
a. escribir
I wrote a list of things that make me happy.He escrito una lista de las cosas que me hacen feliz.
2. (computing)
a. escribir
The memory cannot be written.No se puede escribir en la memoria.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to correspond)
a. escribir
My son is learning to read and write.Mi hijo está aprendiendo a leer y escribir.
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draw up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to write)
a. redactar
Ashley consulted a lawyer to help her draw up her will.Ashley consultó a un abogado para que la ayudara a redactar su testamento.
2. (to bring nearer)
a. acercar
How did it go with Joe? - Draw up a chair and I'll tell you all about it.¿Cómo te fue con Joe? - Acerca una silla y te lo cuento todo.
3. (to stand up)
a. levantar
Paco drew himself up, in an attempt to intimidate them with his height.Paco se levantó intentando intimidarlos con su estatura.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
4. (to stop)
a. detenerse
Andrea walked out to the street when she saw the taxi draw up outside.Andrea salió a la calle cuando vio el taxi detenerse afuera.
b. parar
The cowboy drew his horse up sharply when he heard a loud noise.El vaquero paró su caballo en seco cuando oyó un ruido fuerte.
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