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English noun: gamble

1. gamble (possession) money that is risked for possible monetary gain

Broader (hypernym)speculation, venture

Narrower (hyponym)bet, stake, stakes, wager

2. gamble (act) a risky act or venture

Broader (hypernym)danger, peril, risk

Narrower (hyponym)long shot, raise

English verb: gamble

1. gamble (social) take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

SamplesWhen you buy these stocks you are gambling.

Synonymsadventure, chance, hazard, risk, run a risk, take a chance, take chances

Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)assay, attempt, essay, seek, try

Narrower (hyponym)go for broke, luck it, luck through

2. gamble (competition) play games for money

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)play

Narrower (hyponym)bet, dice, play, play, shoot craps, wager

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