Meaning of “draw yourself up” in the English Dictionary

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"draw yourself up" in British English

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

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draw yourself up

phrasal verb with draw us /drɔ/ verb past tense drew /dru/ , past participle drawn /drɔn/


to make yourself stand straight with the shoulders back:

She drew herself up like the Statue of Liberty and lifted an arm over her head.

(Definition of “draw yourself up” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)