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English definition of “draft”

draft

verb [T] (CHOOSE PEOPLE)   /dræft/
to order a person to become a member of the armed forces In sports, to draft is to choose someone, esp. someone in a college or university to become available as a player for a team that pays its players: The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted him in the first round.
(Definition of draft verb (CHOOSE PEOPLE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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