Translation of sortear in English:


to draw lots for, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (puesto/premio) to draw lots for
    sortearon los puestos de salida they drew lots to decide the starting positions
    • se sorteará un coche there will be a prize draw for a car
  • 2

    (bache/obstáculo) to avoid
    (bache/obstáculo) to negotiate
    (problema/dificultad) to get around
    conducía a gran velocidad, sorteando los vehículos he drove very fast, dodging / swerving in and out of the traffic
    • sorteó las preguntas con habilidad he dealt with / handled the questions skillfully