Adjective "gamble" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Play games of chance for money; bet.
  1. 'Appropriately for the son of a bookie, his career has often been about gambling on a long game.'
  2. 'An exhaustive study convinced everyone except he that he had gambled on the game, gambled on the Reds and violated the only unbreakable moral code of the sport.'
  3. 'They milled about, some slept, some ate, others played cards or gambled on games of dice.'
  4. 'Gambling does, and any player who gambles on baseball or sits with those who conspire to do so risks destroying the very foundation on which the game is built.'
  5. 'The lottery comes as the Cabinet plans for a new lottery for gambling on professional baseball and billiards.'
  6. 'Police were also aware that the victim was addicted to gambling on football, and there was an extra issue of a love affair.'
  7. 'Approximately 85 percent of American adults report having gambled at some point in their lives, and about 60 percent say they've gambled at least once in the past year.'
  8. 'Kids and teenagers have always gambled, whether at marbles or flipping baseball cards.'
  9. 'Lisa accurately predicts the winners of sporting events that Homer gambles on so she can be closer to her father.'
  10. 'Like a participant in a high-stakes poker game, she gambled big and she lost big.'
  11. 'they gambled their money on cards'
  12. 'It is this strong belief in luck that leads many to gamble their meagre savings in the hope of becoming rich.'
  13. 'It was suggested to him that he had gambled the money away on poker machines at the hotel.'
  14. 'He usually gambled sums of money between five and one hundred dollars, bottles of champagne, pairs of boots, or new hats.'
  15. 'This raises the criticism that he is privatising social security, forcing people to gamble their pensions on the stock market.'
  16. 'Ideally the money men want to be able to gamble the pension fund, without being responsible for a fixed pension payment.'
  17. 'Its annual budget was too modest and its financial future too uncertain to gamble big sums on expensive, start-from-scratch studies.'
  18. 'As a result, Herman takes all his money and gambles it on one final hand of cards.'
  19. 'A Braintree chef claimed he was robbed of £300 takings by three men to hide the fact that he had gambled the money away, a court heard.'
  20. 'I was told they came to gamble their pension checks away every month.'
  21. 'If they want to gamble their hard earned money away, then they should feel free to do so.'
Take risky action in the hope of a desired result.
  1. 'There are no glamorous high-tech stocks, even though it is always tempting as an investor to gamble on risky firms, he writes.'
  2. 'Peter is gambling on the fact that he will head straight on up the track.'
  3. 'Investing in CFDs is a highly leveraged way to gamble on stock markets.'
  4. 'At the same time, the guy in charge of your mortgage was gambling on growth every year, too.'
  5. 'We chose to gamble with the more direct train to Pavonia-Newport, hoping the rain would let up before we got there.'
  6. 'Contending teams with high picks and clubs with multiple first-round picks willing to gamble on him hope that's not all he is.'
  7. 'He also invested millions in a new headquarters, and gambled that the party could mount a challenge to the GOP's three decades of dominating fundraising.'
  8. 'Partly it is to do with Britain's curious housing market, where people gamble in property futures as a form of investment.'
  9. 'Both, he reckons, are houses where we gamble for high stakes, and with high hopes.'
  10. 'The German government was thus gambling on British neutrality, and in July 1914 this seemed a reasonable bet.'


An act of gambling.
  1. 'Though many see the stock market as a casino, shares are not a gamble.'
  2. 'Then again, the biggest gamble in the UK is, of course, the Lotto.'
  3. 'On the Friday he landed a major gamble when taking more than £130,000 out of the betting ring.'
  4. 'I had a bit of a gamble, and ended up willing about $30, which was a nice change as the machines had been taking my money the last few times I had used them.'
  5. 'He's extremely talented and has good drive and business sense, but this is a gamble and could leave me in a bit of financial trouble if it fails.'
  6. 'He is risk-neutral if he is indifferent between a gamble and certain pay-off equalling the expected value of the gamble.'
A risky action undertaken with the hope of success.
  1. 'I know that interest rates might fall this year, so it's a bit of a gamble to take a fix at this stage, but with three young children, it's so much easier to budget.'
  2. 'This is a good time to take a gamble or a quantum leap into unknown territory.'
  3. 'Considering he was 5th after first qualifying yesterday we took a bit of a gamble on strategy by going for a short first stint.'
  4. 'If reliability is unknown or unknowable, then they just charge a high premium and take a gamble, hoping to spread a loss to other less-risky areas.'
  5. 'I believe it is a profession in which people can do a lot of good and I was prepared to take a gamble with the job.'
  6. 'We've obviously taken a bit of a gamble with me wicket-keeping.'
  7. 'The Bolton-born professional, who has taken a six-year lease on the Kearsley club, admits it's a ‘bit of a gamble.’'
  8. 'Some guests want to know at the time of booking precisely what cabin they will have and others are willing to take a gamble in exchange for an upgrade.'
  9. 'I think it makes it more interesting when it's a bit of a gamble sometimes.'
  10. 'Now you had your first pole position with Toyota at the last race, but be honest with us, was there a little bit of a gamble on low fuel?'

More definitions

1. to play at any game of chance for money or other stakes.

2. to stake or risk money, or anything of value, on the outcome of something involving chance: to gamble on a toss of the dice. verb (used with object), gambled, gambling.

3. to lose or squander by betting (usually followed by away): He gambled all his hard-earned money away in one night.

4. to wager or risk (money or something else of value): to gamble one's freedom.

5. to tak

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be gamble on inspirations."

"people can be gamble on footballs."

"forms can be gamble through parlors."

"forms can be gamble through lotteries."

"forms can be gamble through clubs."

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Early 18th century: from obsolete gamel ‘play games’, or from the verb game.