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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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When recruits asked their player-hosts about relations with the coaching staff, the responses were always positive.
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Until 1992, the LAPD required its recruits to be younger than 35 years old.
In a report to be considered Tuesday by the Police Commission, former Interim Chief Bayan Lewis and LAPD personnel officials recommend that the department should reinstate the rule that police recruits may be no older than 35.
The recruits are studying emergency driving skills - a necessary part of their Los Angeles County Sheriff's Academy training, despite the typical American belief that he or she is fairly skilled behind the wheel.
After a subpar year, the Jayhawks have most of their best players back and welcome top recruit Andrew Gooden.
Despite reservations about stereotyping older people, the Civil Service Commission voted Friday to reinstate a policy setting the maximum age limit for LAPD recruits at 35.
We're always looking for the best and brightest Americans (and) it's easier to encourage recruits to come into our office if our office looks good,'' said Petty Officer 1st Class David McKee, a spokesman for the Navy.
To recruit and train volunteers for a peer-support group program for over 120 people with visual impairments in small and rural communities.
We use a grading system and then tally the numbers up and rank each recruit on a board.
Fortunately for military recruits who become stranded, a hot meal, a comfortable bed or a sympathetic era is only a phone call away.
The recruits really did experience firsthand what many minority members do," says Constable Stephen Camp, the program's creator and an officer with the force's hate- and bias-crimes unit.
First and foremost, in the age of the Internet, camps must have a Web site to efficiently recruit staff, in addition to campers.
Last summer when the new recruits reported to their new jobs at a large marquee-name hospital, they were sent through an orientation program.
In a mentoring program, a veteran officer shares knowledge, skills, and expertise with a recruit.