draw up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
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.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] if a vehicle draws up, it arrives at a place and stops
  3. 3
    draw up a chair to move your chair so that you are sitting closer to someone or something
  4. 4
    draw yourself up to stand up very straight so that you look as tall as possible, because you want to impress or frighten someone
See also main entry: draw