gamble on sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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gamble on sth

phrasal verb with gamble uk   us   /ˈɡæ̩/ verb
UK to take a ​risk that something will ​happen: You're ​rathergambling on it being a ​niceday by ​holding the ​party in the ​garden, aren't you?
(Definition of gamble on sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gamble on sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 冒…的风险, 碰…的运气…
in Turkish risk almak, riske girmek, bir şey üzerine kumar oynamak…
in Russian делать ставку…
in Chinese (Traditional) 冒…的風險, 碰…的運氣…
in Polish liczyć na coś…
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