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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  07/AGO/2010 11:38 PM
Assunto:  What Merriam says...
 
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Main Entry: sweep·stakes    Pronunciation Guide
Pronunciation: primarystressswemacronpsecondarystressstamacrks
Function: noun plural but usually singular in construction
Inflected Form(s): also sweep·stake \-amacrk\
Etymology: Middle English swepestake one who wins all the stakes in a game, from swepen to sweep + stake stake (prize) -- more at SWEEP, STAKE
1 a : a race or contest in which the entire prize is or may be awarded to the winner; specifically : a horse race in which the stakes to be distributed are made up at least in part of the entry fees or other money contributed by three or more of the owners of horses entered b : a race, contest, or competition <the presidential sweepstakes> <the literary sweepstakes> <a winning entry in the spring lingerie sales sweepstakes -- Lingerie Merchandising>
2 : any of various lotteries or contests for prizes


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Sweepstakes  –  Deivis  06/AGO/2010, 12:46 PM
Sweepstakes  –  Dale-USA  06/AGO/2010, 12:51 PM
Sweepstakes  –  Dale-USA  07/AGO/2010, 1:23 AM
Sweepstakes  –  Josi  07/AGO/2010, 9:46 AM
Sweepstakes  –  Dale-USA  07/AGO/2010, 11:13 AM
 What Merriam says...  –  Dale-USA  07/AGO/2010, 11:38 PM

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