Meaning of DRAFT in English

DRAFT

I.

noun

1 rough/early version of a written document

ADJECTIVE

▪ early , first , initial , original , preliminary

▪ rough , working

▪ revised

▪ final

VERB + DRAFT

▪ draw up , prepare , produce , write

She produced an initial ~ of her plans.

▪ complete , finish

I finished the first ~ in late August 2007.

▪ send , submit

I sent an early ~ to an agent.

The students were invited to submit ~s for feedback.

▪ review

He reviewed an earlier ~ of this manuscript.

▪ approve

The preliminary ~ of the agreement has been approved.

▪ issue , publish , release

DRAFT + NOUN

▪ agreement , bill , budget , constitution , contract , document , letter , report , treaty

▪ law , legislation

▪ plan , proposal

PREPOSITION

▪ in a/the ~

These details were not included in the preliminary ~.

PHRASES

▪ in ~ form ( esp. BrE )

The document is still in ~ form.

2 the draft ( esp. AmE ) order to serve in the armed forces ⇨ See also ↑ conscription

ADJECTIVE

▪ military

VERB + THE DRAFT

▪ avoid , dodge

▪ oppose , support

▪ bring back , reinstate

3 ( AmE ) current of air ⇨ See ↑ draught

II.

(also draught esp. in BrE ) verb

ADVERB

▪ carefully , properly ( esp. BrE ), well

▪ badly , poorly

Some of the clauses in the contract had been very poorly ~ed.

▪ originally

The bill as originally ~ed would have made the tobacco companies a lot more vulnerable to lawsuits.

▪ hastily , quickly

hastily ~ed pieces of legislation

Draft is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ amendment , ↑ bill , ↑ charter , ↑ constitution , ↑ contract , ↑ document , ↑ law , ↑ legislation , ↑ letter , ↑ memo , ↑ memorandum , ↑ paper , ↑ petition , ↑ plan , ↑ player , ↑ proposal , ↑ resolution , ↑ tackle , ↑ treaty , ↑ will

III.

adj.

Draft is used with these nouns: ↑ agreement , ↑ amendment , ↑ animal , ↑ beer , ↑ bill , ↑ budget , ↑ charter , ↑ constitution , ↑ convention , ↑ copy , ↑ directive , ↑ document , ↑ guideline , ↑ horse , ↑ legislation , ↑ manuscript , ↑ paper , ↑ proposal , ↑ recommendation , ↑ regulation , ↑ report , ↑ resolution , ↑ riot , ↑ script , ↑ strategy , ↑ text , ↑ treaty , ↑ version

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