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Definition of draft verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they draft
    he / she / it drafts
    past simple drafted
    -ing form drafting
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  1. 1draft something to write the first rough version of something such as a letter, speech, or book to draft a constitution/contract/bill I'll draft a letter for you.
  2. 2draft somebody + adv./prep. to choose people and send them somewhere for a special task Extra police are being drafted into controlling the crowds.
  3. 3[usually passive] draft somebody to make somebody join the armed forces synonym enlist, conscript They were drafted into the army.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: draft