Meaning of GAMBLE in English

n. Function: verb

1 to engage in a game of chance for something of value FF1C; swore he would never gamble for high stakes again FF1E;

Synonyms: bet, game, lay, play, put (on), set, stake, wager

Related Words: chance, hazard, lot, risk, speculate, venture

Idioms: buck the odds, take a flyer (on), try one's luck

2 to take a chance on something FF1C; gambled on the train being late FF1E;

Synonyms: chance, hazard, risk, venture; compare VENTURE 1

Related Words: brave, challenge, dare, defy, face; endanger, imperil, jeopardize

Idioms: go it blind, take a chance ( or one's chances), tempt fortune, trust to luck

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