Translation of "gamble" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈɡæm·bl/ us /ˈɡæm·bəl/ present participle gambling, past tense and past participle gambled

to try to win money by saying who will win a game, race, or competition

jugar, apostar
He gambled all of our savings.
gambler noun /ˈɡæm·blər/ /ˈɡæm·blər/

someone who gambles

jugador, -ora
gambling noun [ no plural ] /ˈɡæm·blɪŋ/ /ˈɡæm·blɪŋ/

People can become addicted to gambling.
noun [ no plural ] uk /ˈɡæm·bl/ us /ˈɡæm·bəl/

the act of doing something that you hope will have a good result, although you know that this might make something bad happen

Buying this place was a big gamble, but it seems to have paid off.

(Translation of “gamble” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈɡӕmbl/

to risk losing money on the result of a horse-race etc

apostar a, jugar dinero a
He enjoys gambling on horse-races.
gambler noun

a professional gambler.
gambling noun

(also adjective) a gambling den.
take a gamble

to do something risky in the hope that it will succeed

tomar un riesgo, arriesgar
I thought I’d take a gamble on the horses today.

(Translation of “gamble” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)