gamble

Listen:
UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈgæmbəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈgæmbəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(gambəl)


Inflections of 'gamble' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
gambles
v 3rd person singular
gambling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
gambled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
gambled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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gamble

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. the gamble paid off (in the end)
  2. really took a gamble [trying, doing, going]
  3. really took a gamble when she [tried]
  4. I don't know, that's a big gamble!
  5. I don't know, that's quite the gamble!
  6. too big of a gamble to make
  7. but I am not going to take the gamble
  8. decided to take a gamble and
  9. knew he was taking a gamble when
  10. [it's] too much of a gamble (for me)
  11. took a gamble in [hiring, letting, signing] him
  12. are [willing, prepared] to take a gamble on her
  13. likes [a bit of a, the odd] gamble
v
  1. gamble on the [game, race, match]
  2. gamble on the [outcome, result] of the [game]
  3. gamble at the [ring, track, casino]
  4. gamble away your [money, life savings, future]
  5. gamble your [money] away
  6. gamble [responsibly, irresponsibly]
  7. gamble everything on [red, 23, one horse]
  8. gambled and [lost, won]
  9. gamble with your [life, future]
  10. illegal to gamble in [this state, this country]
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