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To gamble money - thesaurus

Synonyms

gamble

verb

to risk money or something valuable in the hope of winning more if you are lucky or if you guess something correctly

bet

verb

to risk an amount of money by saying what you think will happen, especially in a race or game. You lose the money if you are wrong and win more if you are right

stake

verb

to risk money by betting it on the result of a race, competition, game etc

back

verb

to bet (=risk money) that a particular person or animal will win a race or competition

put on

to risk a particular amount of money by trying to guess the result of a race or competition

place

verb

if you place a bet, you give money to someone saying that you think a person, team, animal etc will win a competition

see

verb

to bet the same money as another player and to make them show their cards

put money on something

to bet on something so that you will win money if you are right, but lose it if you are wrong

break the bank

to win more at gambling than the casino can pay you

put your shirt on something

to risk a lot of money in an investment or a bet

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bet the farm

to be certain that something will happen or bring you success, especially when this makes you spend all your money on it

call

verb

to say which side of a coin you think will be showing when it comes down after being tossed in the air

come up

if your ticket or name comes up in a lottery or similar game, it is chosen as a winner

draw a raffle

to take a ticket out of a container to see who has won a prize

flip

verb

to throw a coin into the air, making it turn over quickly, in order to decide about an issue

gamble away

to lose all of an amount of money by gambling

lose your shirt on something

to lose a lot of money that you have invested or bet

parlay

verb

mainly American to use a small amount of money to try to win a larger amount of money

pick/draw someone’s name out of a hat

to choose someone as the winner of a competition in which everyone has an equal chance of winning, often by taking a name written on a piece of paper out of a container

raffle

verb

to offer something as a prize in a raffle

raise

verb

to increase the value of a bet in a card game

see

verb

in a card game, to bet the same amount of money as another player

toss

verb

to throw a coin into the air and make a decision based on which side the coin falls on

wager

verb

to agree to win or lose an amount of money depending on the result of a competition or other event

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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