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English definition of “gamble”


verb     /ˈɡæ̩/
[I] to do something that involves risks that might result in loss of money or failure , hoping to get money or achieve success : Anyone who gambles on the stock exchange has to be prepared to lose money .Taking risksGambling and bookmaking C2 [I or T] to risk money , for example in a game or on a horse race : I like to gamble when I play cards - it makes it more interesting . He gambles on the horses (= horse races ). He gambled away all of our savings .Gambling and bookmakingTaking risks
(Definition of gamble verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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