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draw up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of draw up

  1. 1 to bring (something) to a standstill <he drew up his horse outside the tavern> Synonyms arrest, bring up, catch, check, {h,1}halt, fetch up, hold up, pull up, stall, stay, still, stopRelated Words baffle, balk, block, blockade, bottleneck, clog, dam, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, obstruct, snag, stem; conclude, cut off, end, terminate; call, discontinue, suspend; choke off, rein (in), repress, squash, squelch, stanch (or staunch), stunt, suppress, turn backNear Antonyms carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep (on), keep up, persist, run on; advance, fare, go along, march, move, proceed, progress, wend; actuate, budge, drive, goad, impel, propel, push, spur, stir

  2. 2 to put into a particular arrangement <drew up the troops into a line along the ridge> Synonyms arrange, array, classify, codify, dispose, order, lay out, marshal (also marshall), organize, range, systematizeRelated Words groom, make up, spruce (up), straighten (up), tidy (up); unscramble; align (also aline), cue, line, line up, queue; alphabetize, file, hierarchize, prioritize, sequence; emplace, place, set; display, map (out), set outAntonyms derange, disarrange, disarray, disorder, mess (up), muss (up), rumple, upset

  3. 3 to put (something) into proper and usually carefully worked out written form <draw up a proposal and submit it to the committee for approval> Synonyms cast, craft, draft, compose, formulate, frame, prepareRelated Words fabricate, fashion, form, mold, sculpture, shape; couch, express, phrase, state, verbalize, word; author, indite, pen, write; conceive, concoct, devise; build, construct, make; assemble, compound, piece (together); redraft, reformulate, reframe





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