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gamble

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
/ˈɡæmbl/
an action that involves risk but that could have a good result: Homebuyers who are willing to take a gamble that interest rates will stay low can get a mortgage at less than 3%. The gamble paid off and the President's reputation as a strong leader was enhanced. a big/huge/massive gamble
Translations of “gamble”
in Korean 도박…
in Arabic قُمار…
in Portuguese jogada…
in Japanese 賭け…
in Italian rischio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 冒險, 賭博, 無把握的事情…
in Russian рискованное предприятие…
in Turkish kumar, risk, tehlike…
in Chinese (Simplified) 冒险, 赌博, 无把握的事情…
in Polish ryzyko…
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