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raffle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Gambling, Leisure
raffleraf‧fle1 /ˈræfəl/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 DGGDLa competition or game in which people buy numbered tickets and can win prizes 🔊 a woman selling raffle tickets
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raffleThere followed a programme of displays and a raffle added £104 to Norfolk's funds.Topping the action will be a raffle and no-host bar.Anyway, one of them told me to stay and gave me a raffle ticket.There will also be live tunes, a raffle, plenty of grub, and several homes and studio sites welcoming visitors.Many volunteers acted as models or helped behind the scenes with refreshments and raffle tickets.The action continues through Sunday with nightly jam sessions, raffles, and a Grande Finale Concert.That raffle was no more squalid than the raffle we all play every day.The Ashbourne House appeal raised more than £4,000 for the raffle and Wedgwood winners were.raffle ticketsMany volunteers acted as models or helped behind the scenes with refreshments and raffle tickets.Hundreds of raffle tickets were sold and the winning tickets drawn.Go for drink with Head to discuss plans for sale of raffle tickets on Saturday morning.Check up on possible sales of raffle tickets.They were placed in a corner clutching over five pounds worth of raffle tickets each.Both the counterfoil and the voting slip have identical numbers printed on them similar to a cloakroom or raffle tickets.
Related topics: Gambling, Leisure
raffleraffle2 (also raffle off) verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 DGGDLto offer something as a prize in a raffle
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raffleIn order to raise money, he decided to raffle his motor-cycle combination.All I could think of was like raffling off a car to raise funds for a church.They're raffling off a new Cadillac at the carnival.Tattoos will be raffled off by the Tattoo Shops of Tucson at this 18-and-over event.In Adult Education you could raffle one or more memberships specifically, or pay from fundraising throughout the year.About ten thousand dollars' worth of brand-new fifties that the stores handed out in raffles to promote this early sale.
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Verb table
raffle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyraffle
he, she, itraffles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyraffled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave raffled
he, she, ithas raffled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad raffled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill raffle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have raffled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam raffling
he, she, itis raffling
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you, we, theyare raffling
Past
I, he, she, itwas raffling
you, we, theywere raffling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been raffling
he, she, ithas been raffling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been raffling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be raffling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been raffling
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