draw back
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 pull back)
a. retirar
Ashley drew back the covers and got out of bed.Ashley retiró la colcha y se levantó de la cama.
b. echar hacia atrás
It was very hot and I had to draw back the blanket.Hacía mucho calor y tuve que echar la manta hacia atrás.
c. recoger (one's hair)
Laila drew her hair back into a ponytail before putting on her make-up.Laila recogió el pelo en una coleta antes de pintarse.
d. recogerse (one's hair)
The chef should draw back his hair before he starts cooking.El chef debe recogerse el pelo antes de empezar a cocinar.
2. (to open)
a. descorrer (the curtains or a bolt)
When I drew back the curtains, there was a duck outside my window.Al descorrer las cortinas, había un pato afuera de la ventana.
b. recorrer (the curtains)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Draw back the curtains so that sunlight comes in.Recorre las cortinas para que entre el sol.
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
3. (to withdraw)
a. retirarse
The army was forced to draw back before the harshness of the Russian winter.El ejército se vio obligado a retirarse ante los rigores del invierno ruso.
4. (to move back)
a. retroceder
When he lifted his arm, the dog drew back in fear.Cuando él levantó el brazo, el perro retrocedió asustado.
b. echarse hacia atrás
Mary drew back to get a better view of the painting.Mary se echó hacia atrás para poder ver mejor el cuadro.
c. separarse (from someone or something)
He slowly drew back from their embrace to caress her face and stare into her eyes.Él se separó despacio de su abrazo para acariciar el rostro de ella y mirarla a los ojos.
5. (to back out)
a. echarse atrás
The company drew back from completing the project without giving an explanation.La compañía se echó atrás en el proyecto sin dar ninguna explicación.
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draw back
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. (sheet, veil)
a. retirar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. echarse atrás
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draw back
transitive verb
[+object, hand] retirar; [+curtains] descorrer;
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
(move back) echarse atrás;from de
to draw back from doing sth no atreverse a hacer algo
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