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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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The study found that 238 of the 3,708 police recruits hired during the six years through 1996 were 35 or older.
Several high-visibility recruits in that class never made significant contributions at ASU.
I am convinced there was nothing sexual about this, it was simply a misperception on the part of the female recruits," Winslow said, adding that their statements have been exploited to rid of the department of its oldest recruit.
30, and recruits scored better than the national average on aptitude tests.
This chart enables the recruits to list their choices of good or bad among the five schools.
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.
He divided recruits into two groups and then asked for volunteers to pose as gay men or lesbians.
Features on the Army's Enhanced CD include a "Smart Recruitment Tool," which enables prospective recruits to complete and email a personal profile to the Army's CyberRecruiting Station, initiating personal correspondence with local recruiters.
But CEOs and senior managers still address the new recruits by pointing out how "I began where you are 17 years ago and now I'm a .
Mentors also can help new employees become familiar with various police facilities, such as the shooting range, and provide them with several alternate travel routes to the academy, which may help reduce tardiness once recruits begin academy training.
A hospital that recruits a medical staff physician who is to perform services for or on behalf of the organization successfully satisfies the operational test by showing that the compensation paid to the physician is reasonable compared to the services the physician is providing in return.
In part, the two spies helped the FBI recruit more Soviets who, one supposes, would then have told us which of their colleagues might have made further FBI recruits.
Founded in 1989, ACES recruits executives in the areas of consumer products, computer services, engineering, legal, manufacturing, medical and pharmaceuticals for positions with salaries ranging from $25,000 to $200,000-plus.
Black military recruits carrying the abnormal hemoglobin S in their red blood cells are 28 to 40 times more likely to die suddenly during strenuous physical exertion than are recruits without the so-called sickle-cell trait, researchers reported this week.