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call
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draw lots
drawing
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hold a lottery, hold a prize drawing
lottery, prize drawing; trash, rubbish, garbage


raffle
\raf"fle\ (?), n. [see raff, n. & v., and raffle.] refuse; rubbish; raff.
raffle
\raf"fle\ (răf"f'l), n. [f. rafle; faire rafle to sweep stakes, fr. rafler to carry or sweep away, rafler tout to sweep stakes; of german origin; cf. g. raffeln to snatch up, to rake. see raff, v.]
1. a kind of lottery, in which several persons pay, in shares, the value of something put up as a stake, and then determine by chance (as by casting dice) which one of them shall become the sole possessor.
2. a game of dice in which he who threw three alike won all the stakes. [obs.] otgrave.
raffle
\raf"fle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. raffled (-f'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. raffling (-fl&ibreve;ng).] to engage in a raffle; as, to raffle for a watch.
raffle
\raf"fle\, v. t. to dispose of by means of a raffle; -- often followed by off; as, to raffle off a horse.
raffle
n : a lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money v : dispose of in a raffle [syn: raffle off]



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 raffle off 

A raffle is a gambling competition in which people obtain numbered tickets, each ticket having the chance of winning a prize. At a set time, the winners are drawn from a container holding a copy of every number. The drawn tickets are checked against a collection of prizes with numbers attached to them, and the holder of the ticket wins the prize.

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Noun
1. a lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money
(hypernym) lottery, drawing
(derivation) raffle off
Verb
1. dispose of in a lottery; "We raffled off a trip to the Bahamas"
(synonym) raffle off
(hypernym) give, gift, present


If you dream of raffling any article, you will fall a victim to speculation.

If you are at a church raffle, you will soon find that disappointment is clouding your future. For a young woman, this dream means empty expectations.
  

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(v.)
A kind of lottery, in which several persons pay, in shares, the value of something put up as a stake, and then determine by chance (as by casting dice) which one of them shall become the sole possessor.
   (v.)
A game of dice in which he who threw three alike won all the stakes.
   (v. t.)
To dispose of by means of a raffle; -- often followed by off; as, to raffle off a horse.
   (v. i.)
To engage in a raffle; as, to raffle for a watch.
  


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