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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A risky act or venture; Money that is risked for possible monetary gain v. - Play games for money; Take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome.

Usage examples (37)
  • Bill and I, frankly, have staked our future on that fact and, so far, the gamble is proving us correct.
  • As the bombardment of Gaza has failed to break Palestinian "will," now the gamble is that ground troops will.
  • Their gamble is that their strategies, taken from "The Rise and Fall of The Third Reich," will pay off ........
  • "Kagame's strategy for stability is a dangerous, long-term gamble," said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. for more
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  • If you win the "gamble" (a game of chance to win money), you might gambol (skip with joy) all the way to the bank.
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