Gamble - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡæmbl|  American pronunciation of the word gamble
Brit.  |ˈɡamb(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word gamble


- money that is risked for possible monetary gain
- a risky act or venture


- take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome (syn: adventure, chance, hazard, risk)
- play games for money


He's been drinking and gambling heavily.

He would often gamble hundreds of dollars on a hand of poker.

The mayor is gambling with the city's future.

people who lost money gambling in the stock market

The mayor is gambling that the new policies will help rather than hurt the city.

Starting her own business was a gamble, but it paid off.

She thought about starting her own business, but she decided it was too much of a gamble.

John gambled heavily on the horses.

They are not prepared to gamble their careers on this matter.

You can't gamble on the weather in England.

Her brute of a husband was always on the drink and gamble.

Many English come here to get fresh air and indulge in a gamble.

Their religion forbids them to drink or gamble.

Jack loves gambling on the horses.

They're gambling on Johnson being fit for Saturday's game.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: gamble
he/she/it: gambles
present participle: gambling
past tense: gambled
past participle: gambled
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