Definition of draw up in English:

draw up

phrasal verb

  • Come to a halt.

    ‘drivers drew up at the lights’
    • ‘As we taxied to a halt, a car drew up to the plane's steps to take us home through mundane rush-hour traffic.’
    • ‘Indeed, the bus drew up to my alighting stop when I was just ten metres from it.’
    • ‘As he approached Ashdon Way in Basildon he drew up at a bus stop where he saw a young man.’
    • ‘The driver had approached Bob after they drew up at traffic lights on Broadway, Chadderton.’
    • ‘A few hours later, just as Bob and his family were coming home from the cinema, Granny's taxi drew up outside the house.’
    • ‘Upon their return they were marched along Broughton Road and drew up outside the Town Hall before being dismissed.’
    • ‘They stood together and waved to everyone on departure and then parted, only coming together as they drew up to Richmond.’
    • ‘As you drew up in front of the palace, at a sign from the major domo, the band would play God Save the Nizam and God Save the King Emperor.’
    • ‘The man drew up close to her while both were riding in the same direction, and reached out and touched her inappropriately.’
    • ‘They turned into the gravelled main street and drew up at the petrol pumps.’
    stop, pull up, come to a halt, come to a stop, halt, come to a standstill, brake, park, arrive
    View synonyms