Gambling - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡæmbəlɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word gambling
Brit.  |ˈɡæmblɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word gambling
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to gamble


- the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)(syn: gaming, play)

his gambling cost him a fortune


The lottery is probably the most popular form of gambling.

The police raided a number of illegal gambling dens (=places for illegal gambling).

his gambling cost him a fortune

Poker and other gambling games

He is trying to pay off gambling debts.

...the larger-than-life spectaculars that make Las Vegas attractive to people with little interest in gambling...

...the criminal's cronies were also closely questioned about the illegal gambling operation...

...the common belief that gambling casinos are often crooked businesses...

...opponents of casino gambling claim that it is a detriment to society at large...

...warned that casino gambling would not be an elixir for all of the region's economic woes...

He's been drinking and gambling heavily.

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.

...the prince had to hock the family jewels to pay his gambling debts...

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