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Noun
An activity characterised by a balance between winning and losing that is governed by a mixture of skill and chance, usually with money wagered on the outcome
Verb
Present participle for take a chance on winning
“The sunny forecast came as spread betting firm Cantor Index offered the chance to gamble on the number of hours of sunshine and inches of rainfall in individual months.”
Verb
Present participle for take risky action in the hope of a desired result
“However, the very success of the risky blitzkrieg approach led the Germans to gamble even more heavily on their next major operation - the invasion of Russia.”
Verb
Present participle for to take a risk, with the potential of a positive outcome
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