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raw recruit

a new, inexperienced, or fresh recruit, such as someone just entering the army, navy, police, etc. These boys are nothing but raw recruits. They've never seen a gun up close!
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recruit someone for something

to seek and engage someone for something. Harry had to recruit a few people for the new jobs that opened up. We recruited three more people for the project.
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recruit someone from something

to convince someone to leave something and join one's own group. Phyllis recruited a new work team from the company she used to work for. We recruited a number of people from private industry.
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recruit someone into something

to seek out and induct someone into something. The recruitment office tried to recruit ten people a week into the army. The army recruited almost no one during the month of December.
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marine (recruit)

and marine officer
n. an empty beer or liquor bottle. (see also dead soldier, dead marine. These expressions are probably meant as derogatory to either marines or officer.) Every now and then the gentle muttering of the customers was accented by the breaking of a marine as it hit the floor. There’s a marine officer laying in the fireplace.
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30, and recruits scored better than the national average on aptitude tests.
To help the organization diversify its funding base and recruit more volunteers to help ensure programs and services continue to be provided to outlying areas of the community.
When calling recruits, I instruct my coaches to introduce themselves as a coach from Bethany.
We're here to make sure the recruits get from Point A to Point B safely," said John DeMars, a traffic management specialist at the center.
New recruits may have signed on but they are still in their job hunting, organization-evaluating mode that many never leave.
Typically, recruits waiting for an opening in the academy spend a period of time in the office.
The police advertise for recruits in Muslim publications and Arabic radio programmes but Papeveld believes in the person to person approach, through organizations and in mosques.
The hospital recruits an ob-gyn physician who will establish and maintain a full-time practice in its service area and become a member of the medical staff.
College coaches are more likely to recruit individuals who show interest in them.
We had some great support from transportation carriers," said Gail Andrews, Chief, Recruit Movement Team.
To recruit, fatigue and overload the higher-threshold, greater force-generating Type 2B MUs, it requires the athlete to apply significant resistance, maximum muscular tension, and maximum effort.
Andrews, Chief, Recruit Movement Branch, is responsible for the movement of an average of 220,000 military recruits from the nation's 62 Military Enlistment Processing Stations to Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard basic training sites.
In 2003, Notre Dame pulled in one Southern California recruit out of 21 incoming freshmen.
To simplify the job-seeking process, agencies were given "direct-hire" authority to recruit for and fill certain positions on their own, sans OPM.