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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
Noun
A risky action undertaken with the hope of success
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Noun
The trickery used by a cardsharp to cheat in card games
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A means of raising money by selling numbered tickets and giving prizes to the holders of numbers drawn at random
Noun
Activity engaged in for enjoyment and recreation, especially by children
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Verb
Present participle for to bet or wager money with the hope or expectation of winning more money
“He once said he would rather gamble his money on an antitrust suit then leave it on the table in Las Vegas.”
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Present participle for to take a risk, with the potential of a loss or positive outcome
“Alice, this time concerned more with glory than with gain, protested when William decided to gamble on being nominated for the Edinburgh lectureship.”
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Present participle for to expose to danger or the risk of loss
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Present participle for to be bold or daring enough to do something risky or audacious
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Present participle for to give or spend money on something, especially for some benefit or purpose
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