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noun [uncountable] gambling pronunciation in American English /ˈɡæmblɪŋ/
  1. 1
    an activity in which you risk money in the hope of winning more money if you are lucky or if you guess something correctly
  2. 2
    a situation in which you take a risk on something that can give you important benefits

    gambling on the stock market

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