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draft

  

      vb  
1    compose, delineate, design, draw, draw up, formulate, outline, plan, sketch  
      n  
2    abstract, delineation, outline, plan, preliminary form, rough, sketch, version  
3    bill     (of exchange)   cheque, order, postal order  
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draft

  
  ( drafts    plural & 3rd person present)   ( drafting    present participle)   ( drafted    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A draft is an early version of a letter, book, or speech.  
usu with supp  
I rewrote his rough draft, which was published under my name..., I faxed a first draft of this article to him.     
2       verb   When you draft a letter, book, or speech, you write the first version of it.  
He drafted a standard letter to the editors...      V n  
3       verb   If you are drafted, you are ordered to serve in the armed forces, usually for a limited period of time.  
  (mainly AM)   usu passive   (=conscript)  
During the Second World War, he was drafted into the US Army...      be V-ed into n  
4       verb   If people are draftedinto a place, they are moved there to do a particular job.  
Extra police have been drafted into the town after the violence...      be V-ed in/into n  
The manager will make a special plea to draft the player into his squad as a replacement.      V n in/into n  
5       n-sing   The draft is the practice of ordering people to serve in the armed forces, usually for a limited period of time.  
  (mainly AM)   the N   (=conscription)  
...his effort to avoid the draft.     
6       n-count   A draft is a written order for payment of money by a bank, especially from one bank to another.  
oft by N  
Ten days later Carmen received a bank draft for a plane ticket.     
7   
    draught  


bank draft        ( bank drafts    plural  ) A bank draft is a cheque which you can buy from a bank in order to pay someone who is not willing to accept a personal cheque.      n-count  
Payments should be made by credit card or bank draft in U.S. dollars.     
banker's draft        ( banker's drafts    plural  ) A banker's draft is the same as a bank draft.      n-count  
You pay for the car by banker's draft in the local currency.     
draft dodger        ( draft dodgers    plural  ) A draft dodger is someone who avoids joining the armed forces when normally they would have to join.  
  (mainly AM)      n-count  
  (disapproval)   

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daft, drift, dart, drastic

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