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(UK:) draught (for some of the meanings)
- an early version of a written work
- I have to revise the first draft of my term paper.
- a preliminary sketch, rough outline
- His first drafts were better than most author's final products.}
- Depth of water needed to float ship [also spelled draught]
- a current of air, usually coming into a room or vehicle [also spelled draught]
- a cheque, an order for money to be paid
- an amount of liquid that is drunk in one swallow [also spelled draught]
- She took a deep draft from the bottle of water.
- conscription, the system of forcing people to serve in the military
- He left the country to avoid the draft.
- (sports) a system of assigning rookie players to professional sports teams
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Third person singular
- (transitive) to write a first version, make a preliminary sketch.
- write a law
- (transitive) to conscript a person, force a person to serve in the military
- He was drafted during the Vietnam War.
- to select and separate an animal or animals from a group.
- The calves were drafted from the cows.
- (transitive) to force or convince a person to do a job they do not want to do
- They drafted me to be the chairperson of the new committee.
- (transitive) (sports) to select a rookie player onto a professional sports team
- After his last year of college football, he was drafted by the Miami Dolphins.
- (intransitive) to follow very closely behind another vehicle, thereby providing an aerodynamic advantage to both lead and follower, thereby conserving energy or increasing speed.
Adjectivedraft (not comparable)
- (not comparable) Referring to drinks on tap, in contrast to bottled
- I'd rather have a fresh, cheap draft beer.
Although this word is in common use, it is noted as a misnomer.
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