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English definition of “raffle”

raffle

noun [C] uk   /ˈræf.l̩/ us  
an activity in which people buy tickets with different numbers, some of which are later chosen to win prizes, that is organized in order to make money for a good social purpose: a raffle ticket/prize I have never won anything in a raffle.Gambling and bookmakingTaking risks

raffle

verb [T] uk   /ˈræf.l̩/ us  
to offer something as a prize in a raffle: We are going to raffle off a car for the hospital appeal.
See also
Miscellaneous games and activitiesGambling and bookmakingTaking risks
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