- 1 1.1 (award) the first prize goes to Chrishe won the Nobel Prizeel primer premio se lo lleva or lo ha ganado Chris1.2 (in lottery, competition) she won first prize in the lotteryganó or le dieron el Premio Nobelno prizes for guessing where he comes from(se) sacó or ganó or le tocó el primer premio or el gordo en la lotería(before noun) prize draw o (American English) drawingadivina de dónde es [irónico]Example sentences
- The arts are well catered for also with an art department that has won many national prizes in art competitions.
- A Redhill schoolboy won a national prize for an outstanding performance in his Spanish GCSE this year.
- A long-serving organiser of blood donor sessions has won a national prize in recognition of her hard work.
- Punters can also instantly win €25,000 on scratch cards as well as lots of smaller cash prizes and the chance to appear on the weekly game show.
- Now is the time to get your tickets for the monthly community draw and be in with a chance to get your hands on some great money prizes.
- The Crossmaglen girl scooped the prize of a large amount of money last week when the political party held their draw in Newry Sports centre.
- 2 (ship)Example sentences
- The Admiralty bought what it could, used war prizes and added war-damaged ships, anything that would float long enough to be towed into position.
- Many ships were taken as prizes by awaiting interlopers and pirates, and much of the booty spilled into the seas during swash buckling raids.
- The doctrine which exempts coast fishermen, with their vessels and cargoes, from capture as prize of war, has been familiar to the United States from the time of the War of Independence.
- (before noun)(bull/essay)he's a prize idiot [colloquial]a prize blunderes un idiota de marca mayorun error garrafal or de antologíaExample sentences
- U.S. farmers and ranchers are also plunking down thousands of dollars to duplicate prize bulls, cows, and pigs.
- Congratulations to all prize winners and all who participated.
- The prize stallion is missing, believed to be somewhere in Europe.
- The Outback is also holding a free prize draw for all competition entrants and will be giving away 150 meal vouchers.
- Last year the winner completed the prize crossword in just six minutes.
- The game will commence at 8.30 pm and will include an excellent prize raffle.
- (value)a prized possessiontener en gran estimaun bien muy preciadoExample sentences
- Horses in the Middle East are prized possessions and give their owners a lot of status.
- At the time when tulips were rare prized possessions, they were often shown off in the knot garden.
- The French are famous for scorning ersatzness while prizing the organic, the natural, the authentic.
- to prize something
from/ out ofsomething/somebodyshe managed to prize the knife from his graspto prize information out of somebodylogró arrancarle el cuchillo de la manohe prized the lid off the cratesonsacarle or arrancarle información a alguienhe prized the shell open with a knifele arrancó la tapa a la caja haciendo palancaabrió la concha con un cuchillo
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