draft

draft
draft1 [ dræft ] noun count **
▸ 1 cold air
▸ 2 of plan/letter etc.
▸ 3 in sports
▸ 4 into military
▸ 5 amount of liquid
▸ 6 bank draft
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) cold air that blows into a room and makes you feel uncomfortable:
I feel a draft coming in from under the door.
2. ) something such as a plan, letter, or drawing that may have changes made to it before it is finished:
draft of: I showed David a draft of the letter and he suggested a few changes.
first/final draft: My publisher wants to see a first draft by the end of next week.
a ) only before noun not in a final form and likely to be changed:
draft legislation
3. ) AMERICAN a system in some sports in the U.S. by which a professional team can choose college students to play for their team
4. ) the draft AMERICAN a system in which people are ordered to join the military, for example because there is a war. British conscription:
dodge the draft (=avoid joining the military): His political opponents accused him of dodging the draft during the Vietnam war.
5. ) FORMAL an amount of liquid that you swallow at one time
a ) LITERARY a medicine that you drink
6. ) BRITISH a BANK DRAFT
on draft
beer that is on draft is served directly from a BARREL rather than in bottles or cans
draft
draft 2 [ dræft ] verb transitive **
1. ) to write something such as a legal document, speech, or letter that may have changes made to it before it is finished:
The government's first task was to draft a new constitution for the country.
2. ) often passive AMERICAN to order someone to join the military, for example when there is a war:
All her sons were drafted.
draft into: He was drafted into the army in 1942.
3. ) AMERICAN to make someone a member of a team of players
,draft `in phrasal verb transitive often passive MAINLY BRITISH
to bring someone into a team or group of people in order to help them do something:
draft someone in/draft in someone to do something: Both sides have drafted in sports personalities to boost their bid to host the Olympics.
draft someone into something: Tsai was drafted into the Taiwan team after the regular player was omitted because of an injury.
draft
draft 3 [ dræft ] adjective only before noun
1. ) draft beer is served directly from a BARREL rather than in bottles
2. ) a draft animal is used for pulling heavy things

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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