play the lottery

Definition of play the lottery

  1. :  to buy tickets for a lottery run by a government

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  swordplay

    :  game, sport

    :  the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. :  to engage in sport or recreation :  frolic

    :  to have sexual relations

    :  to move aimlessly about :  trifle

  1. :  a drawing of lots in which prizes are distributed to the winners among persons buying a chance

    :  a drawing of lots used to decide something

    :  an event or affair whose outcome is or seems to be determined by chance

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