Meaning of GAMBLE in English
▪ big , enormous , great , huge , major , massive
▪ high-risk , risky ( esp. AmE )
▪ dangerous , reckless
It was time for a last desperate ~.
▪ financial ( esp. BrE ), political
VERB + GAMBLE
GAMBLE + VERB
▪ pay off
I took a calculated ~ and it paid off.
▪ ~ on
Backpackers with a heavy load should resist taking a ~ on the weather.
▪ a bit of a ~ , something of a ~
Trying to find the right pension can be a bit of a ~.
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012