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gamble

gam·ble

gamble

 
 
pronunciation:
gaem bl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: gambled, gambles, gambling
definition 1: to bet money or other things on the way a game, race, or other event will end.
She gambled on the turtle race and lost five dollars.
definition 2: to take a risk, hoping for a good result.
We are gambling that the weather will be good on the day of the barbecue.
similar words:
bet, speculate
definition 3: to put down as a bet.
I gambled two dollars on the state basketball finals.
synonyms:
risk
similar words:
hazard, venture
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a risky action; something of uncertain result.
Buying an old used car is always a gamble.
similar words:
chance, hazard, venture
derivation: gambler (n.)