parlay - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] mainly American 

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/ˈpɑː(r)li/
present tense
I/you/we/theyparlay
he/she/itparlays
present participleparlaying
past tenseparlayed
past participleparlayed
  1. to use a small amount of money to try to win a larger amount of money
     Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      to use something that you have in order to get something much better or much more valuable