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  • v. To compose a document, especially one having a standard form
  • v. To arrange in order or formation
  • v. Cause to come to a halt
  • v. Come to a halt
  • v. To withdraw upwards

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. straighten oneself
  • v. cause (a vehicle) to stop
  • v. make up plans or basic details for
  • v. come to a halt after driving somewhere
  • v. form or arrange in order or formation, as of a body of soldiers


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  • Elizabeth asked Cecil to draw up the death warrant, and dispatched a deputation of councillors to announce the verdict and sentence to Mary at Fotheringhay.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • As Washington was about to draw up his men for inspection, Major James Wilkinson suddenly arrived from Philadelphia with a letter from General Gates.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • The Vikings would have been desperate for fresh water, and they would have been able to draw up their longship in the creek.

    Crusader Gold

  • This time Morris responded vigorously, taking weeks out from his official business to sit down with John Swanwick and draw up a full report of all his public and private transactions with Holker.

    Robert Morris

  • We struck a deal on the spot, and I went home and used one of the templates from my past employment to draw up a simple lease agreement dated January 2000, titled “For the Restoration and Repair of Antiques and Picture Frames.”

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • As the committeemen soon realized that “it would be futile to try to catch violators of non-importation red-handed”—and perhaps guided, by what one historian calls “the Manichaean language” of Congress about “enemies” and “foes to the rights of British America”—they decided to draw up lists of likely offenders.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  •     "Milord," said Ashnod, "if there is to be a battle, we need to draw up the plan of assault."

    The Brothers' War

  • Early in the morning the Illyrians in the surrounding hills saw the king draw up his infantry into tight formation over a hundred lines deep.

    Alexander the Great

  • Mary Seton and Nau would draw up a cushion and listen.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • He instructed Captain Maerker to draw up an operational plan.

    Castles of Steel


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  • create ( a contract) Let's draw an agreement up before we go any further with this project.

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