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draw up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdraw up phrasal verb1 LIST/CONTRACT ETC draw something ↔ upSCLB to prepare a written document, such as a list or contract Draw up a list of all the things you want to do.draw up plans/proposals He was asked to draw up proposals for reforming the law. The contract was drawn up last year.2 VEHICLETTARRIVEif a vehicle draws up, it arrives somewhere and stops A taxi drew up at the gate.3 draw up a chair to move a chair closer to someone or something4 draw yourself up (to your full height)STAND to stand up very straight because you are angry or determined about something He drew himself up and said, ‘This has gone far enough.’5 draw your knees upBEND to bring your legs closer to your body Ruth sat, knees drawn up under her chin, and waited.COLLOCATIONSnounsdraw up a plan/schemeLocal authorities have drawn up new plans for waste disposal.draw up a proposalThe European Communities were drawing up proposals to control the export of chemicals.draw up a listThey drew up a list of suitable candidates for the job.draw up guidelinesA committee of teachers has drawn up guidelines for schools on how to deal with difficult students.draw up a reportEnvironmental organizations have been involved in drawing up the report.draw up a contract/agreementSome people draw up a contract when they get married.draw up a timetable/scheduleThey haven’t yet drawn up a timetable for the elections.draw up a programmeA small team has drawn up a programme of action.draw up a constitution (=set of laws and principles that govern a country)The first Czech constitution was drawn up here in 1920.draw up a budget (=plan of how to spend the money that is available)Each year business managers draw up a budget. draw→ See Verb table
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draw up plans/proposalsAlthough the Commission drew up proposals, adopted by the Council in June 1980, no conferences have been held since.Formation of constitutional commission A commission to draw up proposals for changes to the 1947 Constitution was established on Sept. 9.Confirmation that ministers were drawing up plans for local government and judicial reform was enough to satisfy many.Instead the party will set up a top level group to investigate prostitution and draw up plans for new laws.Even drawing up proposals for recycling waste materials in Britain requires ten sub-committees.Scientists are now drawing up plans to clean up the mess.The Government is drawing up plans to postpone the census, which is due to be held on April 29.draw up a chairIn the funereal chill Vassily drew up a chair and poured us both a drink.When they reached the cafe, Zeinab drew up a chair beside Hargazy.Mr Browning drew up a chair for her, as nice as could be, and sat down himself.Marshall drew up a chair for her.draw your knees upPaige drew her knees up inside the bag, resting her chin on them.He drew his knees up, preparing himself to fight off any further attack.
From Longman Business Dictionarydraw something → up phrasal verb [transitive] to write out or prepare an agreement, list, plan etcThe chairman had drawn up an agenda.The first thing you need to do is draw up a business plan.Our selection committee drew up the list of candidates. draw→ See Verb table
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draw
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydraw
he, she, itdraws
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydrew
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave drawn
he, she, ithas drawn
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad drawn
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill draw
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have drawn
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam drawing
he, she, itis drawing
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you, we, theyare drawing
Past
I, he, she, itwas drawing
you, we, theywere drawing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been drawing
he, she, ithas been drawing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been drawing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be drawing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been drawing
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