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English definition of “gamble on sth”

gamble on sth

verb uk phrasal verb with gamble   /ˈɡæm.bl̩/ us  
to take a risk that something will happen: You're rather gambling on it being a nice day by holding the party in the garden, aren't you?
(Definition of gamble on sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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