Meaning of GAMBLE in English

GAMBLE

transcription, транскрипция: [ gæmb(ə)l ]

( gambles, gambling, gambled)

1.

A gamble is a risky action or decision that you take in the hope of gaining money, success, or an advantage over other people.

...the French president’s risky gamble in calling a referendum.

= risk

N-COUNT

2.

If you gamble on something, you take a risky action or decision in the hope of gaining money, success, or an advantage over other people.

Few firms will be willing to gamble on new products...

They are not prepared to gamble their careers on this matter...

Who wants to gamble with the life of a friend?

VERB : V on n / -ing , V n on n , V with n , also V , V n , V that

3.

If you gamble an amount of money, you bet it in a game such as cards or on the result of a race or competition. People who gamble usually do it frequently.

Most people visit Las Vegas to gamble their hard-earned money...

John gambled heavily on the horses...

Britain is the only country in Europe that allows minors to gamble...

He gambled away his family estate on a single throw of the dice.

VERB : V n , V on n , V , V n with away

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