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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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