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"draw yourself up" in British English

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draw yourself up

phrasal verb with draw uk   /drɔː/  us   /drɑː/ verb (drew, drawn)
to make yourself ​lookbigger by ​standingstraight with ​yourshoulders back, usually to ​try to ​seem more ​important: Like a lot of ​short men, he ​tends to ​draw himself up to his ​fullheight in ​public.
(Definition of draw yourself up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"draw yourself up" in American English

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draw yourself up

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

draw yourself up (STRAIGHTEN)

to make yourself ​standstraight 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)
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