Draw up - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdrɒ ʌp|
Brit.  |drɔː ʌp|


- form or arrange in order or formation, as of a body of soldiers
- straighten oneself
- cause (a vehicle) to stop
- make up plans or basic details for (syn: compose, frame)
- come to a halt after driving somewhere


He drew himself up to his full height.

The royal carriage was drawn up outside the palace, ready for the Queen's journey.

The cab drew up outside the house.

The soldiers were drawn up in battle lines.

...he drew up his horse outside the tavern...

...drew up the troops into a line along the ridge...

Draw up a list of all the things you want to do.

He was asked to draw up proposals for reforming the law.

We'll notify her to draw up a contract.

his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons

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