1 risk, venture, hazard, bet, wager, stake, chance, speculate; play, game, Brit punt:
I wouldn't gamble that he'll be on time. I go to Monte Carlo to gamble.
2 gamble on. back, bet or wager on, stake or put money on, take a chance or flier on, try one's luck or fortune on, lay or place or make a wager or bet on; count on, rely on:
We gambled on the horse to win. I was gambling on his having forgotten the debt.
3 chance, risk, venture; uncertainty, speculation, Colloq US crap-shoot:
I had to take the gamble that the rope would hold. All of life is just a gamble.
4 bet, wager, stake, Brit punt:
She took a gamble on number 14.
big, huge, major | calculated | desperate
It was time for a last desperate gamble.
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GAMBLE + VERB
pay off, work
I took a calculated gamble and it paid off.
Backpackers with a heavy load should resist taking a gamble on the weather.
a bit/something of a gamble
Trying to find the right pension can be a bit of a gamble.
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