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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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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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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.
See also: draft, feel

on draft

Drawn from a large container, such as a keg.
See also: draft, on
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(118) The 2013 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) (119) is an example of a bipartisan committee drafted reauthorization, though WRDA departed from the ideal type discussed above in important ways.
He wound up signing a major-league contract worth more than $15 million with a $7.5-million bonus, giving him both the largest contract in draft history and the largest bonus for a player who signed with the team that drafted him.
During World War II, 10 million men are drafted and 6 million more volunteer for the five-year fight against Germany, Japan, and the other Axis powers.
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Senior Justin LaTempa, who was 6-3 with a 3.65 ERA in 15 starts, was drafted in the 12th round by the Angels, and senior Zack Thornton was picked in the 23rd round by Oakland.
Most players being drafted will be two or three years older than they are now.
The same firm offer an interesting handicap on which side of the ball most players will be drafted on in the first round, with defence favoured.
They could choose to serve in the military, in homeland security, or in a civilian national service program like AmeriCorps (there's no reason women couldn't be drafted for the latter two categories).
Manifesto 2000: For a Culture of Peace and Non-violence drafted by twenty-four Nobel Peace Prize laureates (Paris: UNESCO, 1999); 1 p.; free.
As drafted, moreover, proposed subsection 233.5(c) is confusing at best and, at worst, altogether defeats the purpose of the due diligence exception.
The 1987 Constitution was drafted by the 1986 constitutional commission.
These subsections should not be limited to magnetic media filings, and indeed, appear to be drafted for broad application.
Upper-middle-class Americans will not tolerate bad treatment for very long (just as they wouldn't have tolerated the Vietnam war if their sons had been drafted).
Thirty-seven out of the 53 aspirants were drafted. Among the notables who were left out were former Letran Knight McJour Luib and ex-University of the East guard Gino Jumao-as.
But only 43,000--less than a quarter of those found fit-- were actually drafted. The rest either paid "commutation fees' of about $300--roughly a year's salary for a working man--or found substitutes, freeing themselves from participation in our nation's bloodiest war.