Sweepstake Sweep"stake`, n. 1. A winning of all the stakes or prizes. --Heylin. [1913 Webster]

2. A complete removal or carrying away; a clean sweep. [Obs.] --Bp. Hacket. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sweepstake — UK [ˈswiːpˌsteɪk] / US [ˈswɪpˌsteɪk] noun [countable] Word forms sweepstake : singular sweepstake plural sweepstakes British a form of gambling in which a group of people each pay for the name of someone who takes part in a race, competition etc …   English dictionary

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  • Sweepstake — Sweep|stake* [ swi:psteik] das od. der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. sweepstake zu to sweep »etw. (Geld o. Ä.) einstreichen« u. stake »Wetteinsatz«>: 1. Werbeverlosung, bei der die Gewinne vor Verteilung der Lose aufgeteilt werden. 2.… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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  • sweepstake — noun (C) a type of betting (bet1), in which the winner gets all the money risked by everyone else: a sweepstake on the horses …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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