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parlay

par·lay

parlay

 
pronunciation:
par leI [or] par li [or] par leI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: parlayed, parlaying, parlays
definition 1: to bet (the winnings from a previous bet) on a race or other chance.
definition 2: to maneuver or contrive to improve or increase (something).
She parlayed the introduction into a dinner invitation.
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part of speech: noun
definition: a bet composed of winnings from one or more previous bets, or a series of such bets.