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verb [transitive] draft pronunciation in American English /dræft/
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present tense
present participledrafting
past tensedrafted
past participledrafted
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  1. 1
    to write something such as a legal document, speech, or letter that may have changes made to it before it is finished

    The government’s first task was to draft a new constitution for the country.

  2. 2
    [often passive] to order someone to join the military, for example when there is a war

    All her sons were drafted.

    draft into:

    He was drafted into the army in 1942.

  3. 3
    American to make someone a member of a team of players

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