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present tense
I/you/we/theydraw up
he/she/itdraws up
present participledrawing up
past tensedrew up
past participledrawn up
  1. 1
    [transitive] to prepare and write something such as a document or plan

    Guidelines have been drawn up for dealing with emergencies.

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  2. 2
    [intransitive] if a vehicle draws up, it arrives at a place and stops

    A taxi drew up outside the hotel.

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  3. 3
    draw up the boundaries to decide where the edges of an area will be

    New electoral boundaries have been drawn up.

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