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draft

2 verb
     
draft2 [transitive]
1

piece of writing

TCNAL to write a plan, letter, report etc that will need to be changed before it is in its finished form:
Eva's busy drafting her speech for the conference.
2

military

PMA [usually passive] to order someone to join the army, navy etc, especially during a war [= conscript]
be drafted into something
My dad was eighteen when he got drafted into the army.
3

sports

American English to choose a college player to join a professional team:
Craigwell was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks.

draft somebody ↔ in

phrasal verb
to ask or order someone to work in a place where they do not normally work:
Extra staff were drafted in to deal with the Christmas rush.
Hundreds of police have been drafted into the area.
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