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English definition of “draw yourself up”

draw yourself up

phrasal verb with draw     /drɔː/ US  /drɑː/ verb (drew, drawn)
to make yourself look bigger by standing straight with your shoulders back, usually to try to seem more important : Like a lot of short men, he tends to draw himself up to his full height in public .Making things more or less smooth or straight
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