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slang An empty bottle from an alcoholic beverage. (Potentially considered objectionable.) The yard was littered with dead marines the morning after the wild party. He looked up just in time to see a dead marine being swung at his face.
A man or woman who is inexperienced and newly recruited to some organization. The number of raw recruits for the police force has plummeted for the third year in a row. We're touring around various high schools across the state looking for raw recruits to join the military after they graduate. My job is to turn raw recruits into fully fledged soldiers.
recruit (one) into (something
To hire, enlist, or enroll one into some group, company, or organization. I wish they wouldn't try to recruit high school kids into the military right in the middle of the cafeteria like that. Sarah has been trying to recruit me into her spirituality club, but I have my suspicions that it's some kind of cult.
recruit for (something)
1. To seek out new members for some group, company, or organization to which one belongs. There are a bunch of people in the student union building recruiting for various clubs and teams. I wish they wouldn't recruit for the army inside of our high school like that.
2. To hire, enlist, or enroll new members for some group, company, or organization to which one belongs. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "recruit" and "for." I heard they recruited Tim for the Navy! I went to a few different universities looking to recruit a few talented engineers for our new firm.
recruit from (something or some place)
1. To seek out new members for one's group, company, or organization from some location or source. We've had to recruit from abroad because there simply aren't enough people in this country with the skillsets we need. The military recruits from all over the country, but has the most success in Southern and Midwestern states.
2. To hire, enlist, or enroll new members for one's group, company, or organization from some location or source. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "recruit" and "from." We try our best to recruit from the local area first, before expanding our search to other parts of the state. We recruit our engineers from the very best post-graduate courses around the country.
3. To hire, enlist, or enroll new members for one's group, company, or organization from some other group, company, or organization. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "recruit" and "from." I heard they recruited the new CFO from one of our biggest competitors. A lot of companies have non-compete clauses in their employment contracts so that they don't have staff recruited from them by competing businesses.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
See dead soldier
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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