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 Attorney Beth Johnson, who specializes in clearing criminal records, was part of a committee that helped the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts draw up forms to clarify the process for judges and clerks. Robert Mccoppin, chicagotribune.com, "Pot legalization was to bring expungements to many with records in Illinois. Numbers so far are low, but more are expected to be on the way.," 28 Dec. 2020 Lucid used to draw up to 400 people on a weekend night, Polaski said. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "SURG restaurant group sells off Lucid Light Lounge building to Maharaja restaurant owner," 11 Nov. 2020 The process is aimed at reducing supply-chain costs, but the port delays have forced Honda and other manufacturers including Jaguar Land Rover and Bentley to draw up contingency plans to fly in parts, which is far more costly than ocean transport. Costas Paris, WSJ, "British Ports Are Struggling Under a Crush of Containers," 16 Dec. 2020 An Illinois Republican congressman who helped draw up articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon in 1974. Anchorage Daily News, "Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020," 8 Dec. 2020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and public health officials have also begun to draw up plans for the daunting tasks of distributing a potential COVID-19 vaccine and determining who should be vaccinated first. Kate Baggaley, Popular Science, "These countries managed to turn COVID-19 around. Here’s how we could do the same.," 17 Nov. 2020 For example, Biden has asked a 12-member panel to draw up plans for the Environmental Protection Agency over the next four years. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Why Biden tapped several Big Tech staffers for his transition team," 10 Nov. 2020 German schools are required to draw up safety plans that include opening windows fully at least once during a class period and again during breaks to ensure ventilation, even when pupils are masked. Melissa Eddy, New York Times, "Why Is Europe Keeping Its Schools Open, Despite New Lockdowns?," 29 Oct. 2020 The next step is for the state Department of Revenue to formulate the regulations and draw up licensing requirements for stores, said Brendan Johnson, a Sioux Falls lawyer who proposed the amendment. Dave Kolpack, chicagotribune.com, "South Dakota? Conservative state surprises with pot passage," 13 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of draw up

1605, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of draw up was in 1605

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9 Jan 2021

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“Draw up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/draw%20up. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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