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"raft" in British English

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raftnoun

uk   /rɑːft/ us   /ræft/

raftverb [I or T]

uk   /rɑːft/ us   /ræft/
to travel or transport something on a raft: They rafted their supplies down the river. We rafted through the rapids. Have you ever been white water rafting?
(Definition of raft from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"raft" in American English

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raftnoun [C]

us   /ræft/
  • raft noun [C] (FLOATING STRUCTURE)

a flat, floating structure made of pieces of wood tied together, often attached to the bottom of a river or lake for use when swimming
A raft is also a small rubber or plastic boat that can be filled with air.
  • raft noun [C] (A LOT)

a large number or collection; a lot: We’ve identified a whole raft of problems affecting traffic flow.
(Definition of raft from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"raft" in Business English

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raftnoun [C]

uk   /rɑːft/ us   /ræft/
a raft of sth
a large amount or number of something: His plan is to encourage more personal investment with a raft of tax breaks. Congress is working to complete a raft of spending measures for the new fiscal year. A whole raft of new guidelines and legislation is being introduced.
(Definition of raft from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “raft”
in Korean 뗏목…
in Arabic طَوف…
in Malaysian rakit…
in French radeau…
in Russian плот…
in Chinese (Traditional) 漂浮的木架, 筏, 木筏…
in Italian zattera…
in Turkish sal, ağaçtan yapılma sal…
in Polish tratwa…
in Spanish balsa…
in Vietnamese bè gỗ…
in Portuguese balsa…
in Thai แพ…
in German das Floß…
in Catalan rai…
in Japanese いかだ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 漂浮的木架, 筏, 木筏…
in Indonesian rakit…
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“raft” in American English

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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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