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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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Part of the shelf devoted to packaged draft beer is being filled with other members of the Stroh family, including line extensions of Old Milwaukee, Schaefer and Schlitz.
He and Kinsbourne also use the multiple drafts model to reinterpret provocative studies directed by physiologist Benjamin Libet of the University of California, San Francisco.
The House of Representatives earlier proposed Senate President, not the Vice President, should be next in line to the President under the draft federal Charter.
Con-com spokesman Ding Generoso said the committee has yet to release the full and final copy of the approved draft as it still needs to be submitted to President Duterte.
Dorsey declared for the draft after his freshman season but returned to Oregon to average 14.6 points and 3.5 rebounds, helping lead the Ducks to the Final Four.
When looking at the first round, a few names stand out as potential draft picks for the Steelers at No.30.
First, as a number of scholars have pointed out, staff drafts virtually everything; members almost never write or edit legislative text.
The next year we announced we'd be selling our draft lists and could fax them for the grand fee of $--to anyone interested.
After use, the originally saved draft remains as it is.
There are numerous breeds of draft horses, each developed in a different country adapted to work in their particular soil and climate.
Often referred to as bottlenecks, the Welland Canal's 26-foot six-inch draft (how deep the ship sits in the water) is the restricting point.
As part of its program to improve the clarity of international standards, the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has issued exposure drafts (EDs) of four proposed standards in a new drafting style.
The feedback given to students is an important part of the process, but many teachers question how much of their feedback students attend to on the various drafts they submit.
On March 19, 2001, counsel for Trigon requested drafts of the reports from the United States' testifying experts because they had not been produced with the final reports, even though: