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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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. (pull)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to d up a chairacercar una silla
she drew herself up to her full heightse levantó cuan larga era
2. (plan, document, will)
a. redactar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (vehicle)
a. parar, detenerse
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draw up
transitive verb
1 (formulate) [+will, contract] redactar; [+report etc] redactar; preparar; [+plan] elaborar; trazar
2 (move) [+chair] acercar; [+troops] ordenar; disponer
to draw o.s. up (to one's full height) enderezarse; erguirse
3 (raise) levantar; alzar; (from well) [+water] sacar;
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
[+car etc] detenerse; parar
the car drew up in front of the house
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