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Definition 1: a risky act or venture - [noun denoting act]

(gamble is a kind of ...) a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury

"he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime" "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing"

(... is a kind of gamble ) a venture that involves great risk but promises great rewards

(... is a kind of gamble ) increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)

"I'll see your raise and double it"

Definition 2: money that is risked for possible monetary gain - [noun denoting possession]

(gamble is a kind of ...) an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits

"he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it"

(... is a kind of gamble ) the money risked on a gamble

Definition 3: play games for money - [verb of competition]

(gamble is a kind of ...) participate in games or sport

"We played hockey all afternoon" "play cards" "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

(... is a kind of gamble ) play dice

(... is a kind of gamble ) play a game of craps

(... is a kind of gamble ) bet or wager (money)

"He played $20 on the new horse" "She plays the races"

(... is a kind of gamble ) stake on the outcome of an issue

"I bet $100 on that new horse" "She played all her money on the dark horse"

Samples where gamble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

Synonyms for gamble in the sense of this definition

(gamble is a kind of ...) make an effort or attempt

"He tried to shake off his fears" "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps" "The police attempted to stop the thief" "He sought to improve himself" "She always seeks to do good in the world"

(... is a kind of gamble ) risk everything in one big effort

"the cyclist went for broke at the end of the race"

(... is a kind of gamble ) act by relying on one's luck

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