Definition of raffle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

raffle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈræfl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræfl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they raffle
BrE BrE//ˈræfl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræfl//
 
he / she / it raffles
BrE BrE//ˈræflz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræflz//
 
past simple raffled
BrE BrE//ˈræfld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræfld//
 
past participle raffled
BrE BrE//ˈræfld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræfld//
 
-ing form raffling
BrE BrE//ˈræflɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈræflɪŋ//
 
 
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raffle something to give something as a prize in a raffle The toys will be raffled for charity. Word Origin late Middle English (denoting a kind of dice game): from Old French, of unknown origin. The current sense dates from the mid 18th cent.
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