draft - definition and synonyms

 
 
verb [transitive] 

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/drɑːft/
present tense
I/you/we/theydraft
he/she/itdrafts
present participledrafting
past tensedrafted
past participledrafted
  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] mainly American to conscript someone into the armed forces
    draft into:

    He was drafted into the army in 1942.

phrasal verbs