Meaning of NUMBERS in English

NUMBERS

n.

form of gambling

1) to play the ~

large group

2) in ~ (there is safety in ~)

misc.

3) by the ~ ('done to a specific count')

The Bbi combinatory dictionary of English, a guide to word combinations.      Комбинаторный словарь английского языка Bbi. Руководство по словосочетаниям.