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    draw up/ in order

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind to help me to make a proper choice of the interpretation of the words in bold in the following sentences?

    The general drew up his troops in order.

    The soldiers were drawn up in battle lines.

    draw up = form up

    in order = in proper sequence or arrangement

    He drew himself up to his full height.

    draw up = elongate

    The royal carriage was drawn up outside the palace, ready for the Queen's journey.

    draw up = halt

    Once you've accepted a bid, you and the contractor will draw up a written contract based on that bid.

    draw up = compose; write out

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    V

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    Re: draw up/ in order

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post

    The general drew up his troops in order. draw up = form up
    in order = in proper sequence or arrangement

    He drew himself up to his full height. draw up = elongate This is the right idea, though 'elongate' sounds very strange. 'Pull/stretch oneself up' is closer to the mark.

    The royal carriage was drawn up outside the palace... draw up = halt

    ... you and the contractor will draw up a written contract ... draw up = compose; write out
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