Meaning of GAMBLE in English

GAMBLE

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , enormous , great , huge , major , massive

▪ calculated

▪ high-risk , risky ( esp. AmE )

▪ dangerous , reckless

▪ desperate

It was time for a last desperate ~.

▪ bold

▪ financial ( esp. BrE ), political

VERB + GAMBLE

▪ take

▪ lose

GAMBLE + VERB

▪ pay off

I took a calculated ~ and it paid off.

▪ fail

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ on

Backpackers with a heavy load should resist taking a ~ on the weather.

PHRASES

▪ a bit of a ~ , something of a ~

Trying to find the right pension can be a bit of a ~.

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