Meaning of “draw sth up” in the English Dictionary

"draw sth up" in British English

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draw sth up

phrasal verb with draw uk /drɔː/ us /drɑː/ verb drew, drawn

(PREPARE)

C1 to prepare something, usually something official, in writing:

I've drawn up a list of candidates that I'd like to interview.

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  • The architect showed us the house plans that she had drawn up.
  • His first plans were drawn up in rough.
  • We've drawn up a shortlist for the job.
  • A specification has been drawn up for the new military aircraft.
  • Her will was drawn up by a solicitor and witnessed by two colleagues.

(Definition of “draw sth up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"draw sth up" in Business English

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draw sth up

phrasal verb with draw uk /drɔː/ us verb [ T ] drew, drawn

to prepare something in writing, especially a plan or formal document:

First, draw up a business plan outlining what you're going to do.

(Definition of “draw sth up” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)