to write a plan, letter, report etc that will need to be changed before it is in its finished form:
piece of writingTCNAL
Eva's busy drafting her speech for the conference.
to order someone to join the army, navy etc, especially during a war [= conscript]
militaryPMA [usually passive]
be drafted into something
My dad was eighteen when he got drafted into the army.
to choose a college player to join a professional team:
Craigwell was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks.
draft somebody ↔ inphrasal verb
Extra staff were drafted in to deal with the Christmas rush.
Hundreds of police have been drafted into the area.