rifar
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rifar(
rree
-
fahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to offer as a prize)
a. to raffle
Uno de los atractivos de la fiesta era que se rifaba una moto entre los presentes.One of the attractions of the festival was that a motorbike was being raffled among the people present.
b. to raffle off
Van a rifar un coche para juntar fondos para el hospital.A car will be raffled off to raise funds for the hospital.
2. (to squander) (River Plate)
a. to sell off
El gobierno está rifando el futuro de nuestros hijos cuando endeuda al país.The government is selling off our children's future when it gets the country into debt.
rifarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to contest)
a. to fight over
Son varios los clubes que se rifan al delantero colombiano.There are several clubs that are fighting over the Colombian forward.
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rifar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to raffle
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (disputarse)
a. to fight over, to contest
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rifar
transitive verb
to raffle
rifar algo con fines benéficos to raffle sth for charity
intransitive verb
to quarrel; fight
pronominal verb
rifarse
1 (contender por)
rifarse algo to quarrel over sth; fight for sth; rifarse el amor de algn to vie for sb's love
2 (Centroamérica) (arriesgarse) to take a risk
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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