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English verb: draw up

1. draw up (social) form or arrange in order or formation, as of a body of soldiers

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)form, organise, organize

2. draw up (motion) straighten oneself

SamplesHe drew himself up when he talked to his superior.

Synonymspull up, straighten up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)straighten

3. draw up (motion) cause (a vehicle) to stop

SamplesHe pulled up the car in front of the hotel.

Synonymspull up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)stop

Verb groupdraw up, haul up, pull up

Domain categorydriving

4. draw up (cognition) make up plans or basic details for

SamplesFrame a policy.

Synonymscompose, frame

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)plan

5. draw up (motion) come to a halt after driving somewhere

SamplesThe Rolls pulled up on pour front lawn.
The chauffeur hauled up in front of us.

Synonymshaul up, pull up

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)halt, stop

Verb groupdraw up, pull up

Domain categorydriving

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