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English noun: gambling

1. gambling (act) the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)

SamplesHis gambling cost him a fortune.
There was heavy play at the blackjack table.

Synonymsgaming, play

Broader (hypernym)diversion, recreation, vice

Narrower (hyponym)bet, gambling game, game of chance, sporting life, throw, wager

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