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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A maneuver intended to gain an advantage.

Usage examples (34)
  • Even though it was not directly to the team's advantage, the gambit paid off as the game progressed.
  • But Best Buy's private-label gambit has its perils.
  • One big gambit is incorporating in the Cayman Islands.
  • And the all-or-nothing thinking gambit is just one of ten common weapons he uses. for more
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  • The birdwatchers will devise a "gambit" (a move to gain an advantage) to find the rare "gambet" (a kind of bird).
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