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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.

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.
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Translations of “raffle”
in Spanish rifa…
in French (de)loterie…
in German die Tombola, Tombola……
in Chinese (Traditional) (為社會公益事業進行的)抽彩(活動)…
in Russian лотерея…
in Turkish piyango, eşya piyangosu…
in Chinese (Simplified) (为社会公益事业进行的)抽彩(活动)…
in Polish loteria fantowa…
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