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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 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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Ht/Wt: 6-4/180 lbs Position:PG Drafted From:North Carolina Class:Sophomore
Ht/Wt: 6-10/200 lbs Position:PF Drafted From:North Carolina Class:Junior
Ht/Wt: 6-8/270 lbs Position:SF/PF Drafted From:Iowa St Class:RS Sophomore
Ht/Wt: 7-0/250 lbs Position:C Drafted From:North Carolina Class:Senior
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Ht/Wt: 6-7/205 lbs Position:SG/SF Drafted From:France Class:International
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).
SAY HELLO: Signed free agent G Mark Jackson; traded for F Corliss Williamson (Sacramento); drafted G Morris Peterson (21st overall).
SAY HELLO: Signed free agents G Ron Mercer, C Brad Miller; traded for G Bryce Drew (Houston); drafted F Marcus Fizer (4th overall), G Jamal Crawford (8th overall), G A.
SAY HELLO: Traded for F Ben Wallace, G Chucky Atkins (Orlando), F Cedric Ceballos, F John Wallace (Dallas), F Billy Owens (Milwaukee); drafted G Mateen Cleeves (14th overall).
SAY HELLO: Drafted G DerMarr Johnson (6th overall), F Hanno Mottola (40th overall); signed free agent G Anthony Johnson.