gamble

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier gamel, from Middle English *gamlen, *gamelen, variant of Middle English gamenen, from Old English gæmnian, gamnian, gamenian ‎(to joke; play), related to Old English gamen ‎(joy; mirth; pleasure; entertainment; pastime; sport; game), equivalent to game +‎ -le. Compare Old Danish gammel, Middle High German gamel ‎(pleasure; fun). More at game.

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Noun[edit]

gamble ‎(plural gambles)

  1. A significant risk, undertaken with a potential gain.
  2. A risky venture
    The sailors had taken many gambles with the sea and always won.

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Verb[edit]

gamble ‎(third-person singular simple present gambles, present participle gambling, simple past and past participle gambled)

  1. To take a risk, with the potential of a positive outcome.
  2. To play risky games, especially casino games, for monetary gain.
  3. (transitive) To risk (something) for potential gain.
    He gambled his reputation on the outcome.
  4. To interact with equipment at a casino

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