draw up

drew up; drawn up; drawing up; draws up

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

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Examples of draw up in a Sentence

he drew up his horse outside the tavern drew up the troops into a line along the ridge
Recent Examples on the Web While still in the conceptual stage, the next step is to draw up final plans, according to Nelson. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Merton is considering building a new village hall and community center for $2.33 million," 31 Mar. 2021 An individual space is set aside just for staff to draw up doses of the vaccine and manage inventory to ensure no product is wasted. Laura Bednar, cleveland, "Cleveland Clinic opens COVID-19 vaccination site on Brecksville Rd.," 29 Mar. 2021 Fred Matiang'i, the interior minister, has now given the UNHCR 14 days to draw up a plan for the closure of both Dadaab and Kakuma, his ministry said in a tweet, adding that there was no room for further talks on the issue. Reuters, CNN, "Kenya orders closure of two refugee camps, gives ultimatum to UN agency," 24 Mar. 2021 To that end, cultural representatives or nongovernmental organizations work with community members to take inventory of the practitioners and draw up the dossier. Washington Post, "29 cultural traditions join UNESCO’s living heritage list," 31 Dec. 2020 The vaccinators themselves often draw up the syringes out of the vials, said Tan. NBC News, "Who is giving the Covid vaccines? States scramble to find vaccinators," 21 Feb. 2021 The group that helped Paul draw up his report also gave credit to the senator for calling out abuses in animal testing. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Rand Paul wins PETA praise for ripping $4M tests on alcoholic rats," 4 Feb. 2021 The Sewards’ youngest son, twenty-year-old Will, who was starting a banking career in Auburn, helped Frances draw up the paperwork for a twelve-hundred-dollar mortgage. Dorothy Wickenden, The New Yorker, "The Pre-Civil War Fight Against White Supremacy," 18 Jan. 2021 One of the beauties of the Big Red Machine was that Sparky Anderson didn’t need to draw up a different lineup every day. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, "Solving the Giants' outfield puzzle: Who plays where and when?," 24 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of draw up

1605, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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15 Apr 2021

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“Draw up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/draw%20up. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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