draw up

verb
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of draw up

transitive verb
1 :to bring (a body of troops) into array
2 :to prepare a draft or version of
  • draw up plans
3 :to bring to a halt
4 :to straighten (oneself) to an erect posture especially as an assertion of dignity or resentment
intransitive verb
:to come to a halt
  • the car drew up at the door

Examples of draw up in a Sentence

  1. he drew up his horse outside the tavern

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

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First Known Use of draw up

1605



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