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verb [intransitive/transitive]     gamble pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participlegambling
past tensegambled
past participlegambled
  1. 1
    to risk money or something valuable in the hope of winning more if you are lucky or if you guess something correctly

    We used to gamble at the casinos in Atlantic City.

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  2. 2
    to do something that involves risks but may result in benefits if things happen as you hope they will
    gamble on:

    The improved atmosphere persuaded some foreign investors to gamble on a recovery.

    gamble that:

    Mr. Bush is gambling that his idea will attract support from the public.

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