draw up
verb Date: 1605 transitive verb 1. to bring (as 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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