ADJ. early, first, initial, original, preliminary | rough | final
VERB + DRAFT draw up, prepare, produce, write She produced an initial draft of her plans. | approve The preliminary draft of the agreement has been approved.
DRAFT + NOUN agreement, bill, budget, constitution, contract, document, law, legislation, letter, plan, proposal, report, treaty
PREP. in a/the ~ These details were not included in the preliminary draft.
PHRASES in draft form The document is still in draft form.
ADV. carefully, properly | badly, poorly Some of the clauses in the contract had been very poorly drafted.