Definition of 'gamble'
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Ministers are concerned by the growing number of people with a gambling problem. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He might as well take a gamble. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Macau is the only place in the country where casino gambling is legal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The regulator has been criticised because bookmakers that allow gambling with stolen money merely have to refund victims. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet potentially sacrificing your long-term health for a sport is a dangerous gamble to take. The Sun (2017)It is one thing to kick the establishment, quite another to take a gamble of such epic proportions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was a monster gamble that day, backed in to 4-1 favourite. The Sun (2016)The point at which a risk becomes a gamble is a subjective view. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was a big gamble selling the house to send me to an academy. Times, Sunday Times (2013) People want to gamble and technology allows many new forms of gambling. The Sun (2007)It is the only readily accessible form of gambling in a country where casinos are banned. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Come and watch mum and dad gamble away your college education! Times, Sunday Times (2006)He denied that he had taken a gamble. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They are free to play and users do not gamble real money. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It would be a difficult day for somebody gambling with a aggressive athletic approach. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The law of gambling is that bets are only good ones if they pay. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But that is the problem with risky gambles. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some felt that the gamble on spending money was not worth taking. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Betting can be confused with gambling but betting to win is different. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You know a huge amount is resting on it and the new channel is taking a big gamble on you. The Sun (2010)But it is a big gamble. Times, Sunday Times (2006)All politics involves risk, a gamble. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So traders were free to gamble with other people 's money. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It cannot be smoked, drunk or gambled away. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Usually film-makers take gambles only in an artistic sense. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Like all forms of gambling, day trading was addictive. DOT.CON (2001)That is probably right, but it is a risky gamble. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So if we understand more about how people gamble, we understand more about how people vote. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A line exists between gambling and risk taking. Christianity Today (2000)It is at least comparatively straightforward to police gambling in this country, where betting is legal and therefore subject to scrutiny. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'gamble'
British English: gamble /ˈɡæmbl/ VERB
If you gamble on something, you take a risk because you hope that something good will happen.
Few firms will be willing to gamble on new products.
They are not prepared to gamble their careers on this matter.
- American English: gamble
- Arabic: يُقامِرُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: jogar jogo de azar
- Chinese: 博采
- Croatian: kockati
- Czech: hazardovat
- Danish: spille hasard
- Dutch: gokken
- European Spanish: jugar dinero
- Finnish: pelata uhkapeliä
- French: jouer argent
- German: um Geld spielen
- Greek: ποντάρω
- Italian: giocare d’azzardo
- Japanese: 賭け事をする
- Korean: 도박을 하다
- Norwegian: gamble
- Polish: uprawiać hazard
- European Portuguese: jogar jogo de azar
- Romanian: a paria
- Russian: играть в азартные игры
- Spanish: jugar
- Swedish: spela
- Thai: เล่นพนัน
- Turkish: kumar oynamak
- Ukrainian: вести ризиковану гру
- Vietnamese: đánh bạc
British English: gamble NOUN
A gamble is a risky action or decision that you take in the hope of gaining money, success, or an advantage over other people.
Yesterday, he named his cabinet and took a big gamble in the process.
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