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Definition of "draw up" []

  • To compose a document, especially one having a standard form (verb)
  • To arrange in order or formation (verb)
  • Cause to come to a halt (verb)
  • Come to a halt (verb)
  • To withdraw upwards (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "draw up" in a sentence
  • "As Washington was about to draw up his men for inspection, Major James Wilkinson suddenly arrived from Philadelphia with a letter from General Gates."
  • "As the committeemen soon realized that “it would be futile to try to catch violators of non-importation red-handed”—and perhaps guided, by what one historian calls “the Manichaean language” of Congress about “enemies” and “foes to the rights of British America”—they decided to draw up lists of likely offenders."
  • "Early in the morning the Illyrians in the surrounding hills saw the king draw up his infantry into tight formation over a hundred lines deep."