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Definition of draught verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

draught

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//drɑːft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dræft//
 
(British English) (North American English draft)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they draught
BrE BrE//drɑːft//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dræft//
 
he / she / it draughts
BrE BrE//drɑːfts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dræfts//
 
past simple draughted
BrE BrE//ˈdrɑːftɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdræftɪd//
 
past participle draughted
BrE BrE//ˈdrɑːftɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdræftɪd//
 
-ing form draughting
BrE BrE//ˈdrɑːftɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdræftɪŋ//
 
 
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(especially British English) = draft Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘drawing, pulling’; also ‘something drawn, a load’): from Old Norse dráttr, of Germanic origin; related to German Tracht, also to draw. Compare with draft.