Meaning of “gambling” in the English Dictionary

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"gambling" in British English

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gamblingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈɡæm.blɪŋ/ us /ˈɡæm.blɪŋ/

B2 the activity of betting money, for example in a game or on a horse race:

Gambling can be an addictive habit.
He had to borrow money to pay off his gambling debts.

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(Definition of “gambling” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gambling" in Business English

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gamblingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈɡæmblɪŋ/ us

the activity of risking money on the result of something, such as a game or horse race, hoping to make money:

He has asked lawmakers to approve his proposal to hold a referendum legalizing slot-machine gambling.

(Definition of “gambling” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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