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draft someone for something

to select someone for something or to do something. We drafted a bunch of the boys for moving tables. The committee drafted some of the members for kitchen work.
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draft someone into something

 
1. . Lit. to conscript someone into the armed services. The draft board drafted Scott into the army. Todd was drafted into the army.
2. Fig. to convince someone to participate in something. She drafted some of the boys into helping her move tables. They were drafted into helping.
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feel a draft

to sense that one is being rejected; to sense that someone is cool toward one, possibly for racial reasons. Oh, man, I feel a draft in here. Let's leave. What a reception! I sure felt a draft.
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on draft

Drawn from a large container, such as a keg (as opposed to bottles). For example, We much prefer the taste of beer on draft. [Mid-1800s]
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draft up

v.
To write or devise some preliminary version or plan: I drafted up a speech to give at the banquet. The architect came up with a basic plan and drafted it up to show the client.
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draft board

n. a tavern; a saloon. (Alludes to draft beer.) Let’s stop in the local draft board and toss a couple.
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feel a draft

tv. to sense that one is being rejected; to sense that someone is cool toward one, possibly for racial reasons. Oh, man, I feel a draft in here. Let’s leave.
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on draft

Drawn from a large container, such as a keg.
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Added Joel Segal, head of Magnum's football agency, "We are very pleased with the NFL draft results for our six drafted players, including two of the top players taken overall, who we are confident will have promising NFL careers.
SAY HELLO: Traded for F Grant Hill (Detroit), G Tracy McGrady (Toronto), F Andrew DeClercq (Cleveland); signed free agents G Dee Brown, G Troy Hudson, C Don Reid; drafted F Mike Miller (5th overall).
SAY HELLO: Drafted G Speedy Claxton (20th overall).
SAY HELLO: Traded for G Eddie Jones, F Anthony Mason, G Ricky Davis, F Dale Ellis (Charlotte), F Brian Grant (Portland); signed free agents G Rick Brunson, F Todd Fuller, F Don MacLean; drafted G Eddie House (37th overall).
SAY HELLO: Traded for G Chris Herren, G Bryant Stith (Denver); signed free agents G Randy Brown, G Chris Carr; drafted F Jerome Moiso (11th overall).
SAY HELLO: Traded for G Felipe Lopez, F Cherokee Parks, F Obinna Ekezie (Vancouver), F Popeye Jones (Denver); drafted F Mike Smith (35th overall).
SAY HELLO: Traded for F Jason Caffey (Golden State), G Lindsey Hunter (Detroit); drafted C Joel Przybilla (9th overall).
Brown, F Jamal Mashburn, F Tim James, F Otis Thorpe (Miami); signed free agent G Hersey Hawkins; drafted F Jamaal Magliore (19th overall), F Lee Nailon (43rd overall).