draw out
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 become lighter for longer) (United Kingdom)
a. alargarse
Luckily, it's spring and days are beginning to draw out.Por suerte, es primavera y los días están empezando a alargarse.
2. (to begin to move) (United Kingdom)
a. arrancar
While the train drew slowly out of the station, we ran to say goodbye to our friends.Mientras el tren arrancaba lentamente de la estación, corrimos para despedir a nuestros amigos.
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
3. (to encourage to talk)
a. hacer hablar
Lizzie seemed to be in shock, but the paramedics managed to draw her out.Lizzie parecía estar en shock, pero los paramédicos lograron hacerla hablar.
4. (to make last longer)
a. alargar
The meeting was supposed to take just an hour, but they drew it out to over three.Se suponía que la reunión tomaría solo una hora, pero la alargaron a tres.
5. (to take out of an account)
a. retirar
I'm sorry, madam, but your husband seems to have drawn out all your savings.Lo siento, señora, pero parece que su marido retiró todos sus ahorros.
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draw out
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. (encourage to talk)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to d somebody outhacer que alguien hable
2. (prolong)
a. alargar, prolongar
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draw out
transitive verb
1 (take out) [+handkerchief, money from bank] sacar
to draw sb out (of his shell) hacer que algn salga de sí mismo
2 (prolong) [+meeting etc] alargar
3 (lengthen) [+wire] estirar
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 [+train etc] arrancar
2 [+days] hacerse más largos
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