Meaning of GAMBLE in English

GAMBLE

n. 25B6; verb

he started to gamble more often : BET, place/lay a bet on something, stake money on something, back the horses, game; informal play the ponies; Brit. informal punt, have a flutter.

investors are gambling that the pound will fall : TAKE A CHANCE, take a risk; N. Amer. take a flier; informal stick one's neck out, go out on a limb; Brit. informal chance one's arm.

25B6; noun

his grandfather enjoyed a gamble : BET, wager, speculation; game of chance; Brit. informal flutter, punt.

I took a gamble and it paid off : RISK, chance, hazard, leap in the dark; pig in a poke, pot luck.

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