draw on
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
1. (to slowly pass)
a. transcurrir
As summer drew on, we became close friends.A medida que transcurría el verano, nos fuimos haciendo amigos cercanos.
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
2. (to use)
a. usar
Draw on your talent and creativity, and enrich your mind.Usa tu talento y tu creatividad, y enriquece tu mente.
b. hacer uso de
Try to draw on your experience as a school principal to lead the project.Procure hacer uso de su experiencia como director de escuela para liderar el proyecto.
c. recurrir a
Cynthia had to draw on her mother's savings to pay off her debts.Cynthia tuvo que recurrir a los ahorros de su madre para saldar sus deudas.
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draw on
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
evening was drawing oncaía la tarde
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draw on
[+night] acercarse
intransitive verb
[+source] inspirarse en; [+text] poner a contribución; [+resources] usar; hacer uso de; explotar; [+experience] recurrir a; servirse de; [+bank account] retirar dinero de
he drew on his own experience to write the book recurrió a or se sirvió de su propia experiencia para escribir el libro
transitive verb
1 [+gloves] ponerse
to draw sb on engatusar a algn
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