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sweepstake

(ˈswiːpˌsteɪk) or

sweepstakes

n
1. (Gambling, except Cards)
a. a lottery in which the stakes of the participants constitute the prize
b. the prize itself
2. (Gambling, except Cards) any event involving a lottery, esp a horse race in which the prize is the competitors' stakes
Often shortened to: sweep
[C15: originally referring to someone who sweeps or takes all the stakes in a game]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Translations
يانَصيب سِباق الخَيْل
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sweepstake

[ˈswiːpsteɪk] N sweepstakes (US) N (= lottery) → lotería f (esp de carreras de caballos); (= race) carrera de caballos en que el ganador recibe el dinero de las apuestas del resto de los participantes
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

sweepstake

[ˈswiːpsteɪk] nsweepstake m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sweepstake

n (= race) Rennen, in dem die Pferdebesitzer alle Einsätze machen, → Sweepstake nt or m; (= prize) aus allen Einsätzen gebildeter Preis (= lottery) Wette, bei der die Preise aus den Einsätzen gebildet werden
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

sweepstake

[ˈswiːpˌsteɪk] nlotteria (spesso abbinata alle corse dei cavalli)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

sweepstake

(ˈswiːpsteik) noun
a system of gambling eg on a horse-race, in which the person who holds a ticket for the winning horse gets all the money staked by the other gamblers.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
For some years back, in fact, since Miss Elsa came out, we have had a matrimonial sweepstake in the servants' hall at each house-party.
Good training is always desirable, whether the race be for place, cup, or sweepstakes.'
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IF YOU'RE planning to donate part of your office's Grand National sweepstake prize to charity, you could get a visit from the police, a Liverpool lawyer has war ned.
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THOSE who find cutting the Grand National sweepstake out of their favourite tabloid too much of a chore may want to try Betfair's online sweepstake tool at www.betfairsweepstake.com, which aims to make organising sweepstakes easier and will be available to use from this afternoon, when the final decs are announced.
THE Echo is today printing your Grand National Sweepstake kit to help with your enjoyment of racing's big day.
The sweepstake also includes three monthly vacation prizes awarded in early June, July and August.
Financial services company Synchrony (NYSE: SYF), the presenting sponsor of the Summer Plays On Tour, has announced the launch of Turn Up My Summer Sweepstakes, giving fans a chance to win a unique prize experience plus meet Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker in San Diego, the company said.
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Chairman Jose Jorge Elizalde Corpuz has resigned, Malacanang announced on Friday.
The Taurus Judge .410/.45 Colt double-action revolver turned 10 this year, and the company is celebrating this milestone with planned events, sweepstakes, promotions, and other activities throughout the year.