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draft (someone) for (something)

To enlist someone for some purpose. Unfortunately, the boss drafted me to plan this whole conference on my own.
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draft into (something)

1. To conscript one into military service. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draft" and "into." Many young men were drafted into the army during the Vietnam War.
2. To enlist one for some purpose. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draft" and "into." Unfortunately, the boss drafted me into planning this whole conference on my own.
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on draft

Drawn or served from a large container, especially a keg, as opposed to individual bottles or containers. (Spelled "on draught" in British English.) We have a wide range of craft beers on draft, including some from our own in-house microbrewery.
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draft up

To compose or prepare a document, proposal, or strategy. A noun or pronoun can be used between "draft" and "up." Once both parties reach an agreement, Stu will draft up the contract. You draft it up and then give it to me for approval.
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feel a draft

slang To perceive that one is being snubbed, rejected, or made to feel unwelcome, often due to being the target of racism. I left the party early because I felt a draft in there and didn't really want to stick around.
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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.
See also: draft, feel

on draft

Drawn from a large container, such as a keg.
See also: draft, on
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