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Etymology

From Old English gamenian 'to play', either via a dialectal survival of Middle English gammlen, a variant of gamenen 'to play, jest, be merry', or via a derivative of gamel 'to play games'

Noun

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Singular
gamble

Plural
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  1. A risk undertaken with a potential gain. A significant risk is implied
  2. A risky venture
    The sailors had taken many gambles (plural) with the sea and always won.

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Verb

Infinitive
to gamble

Third person singular
gambl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to gamble (third-person singular simple present gambl, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To take a risk, with the potential of a positive outcome.
  2. To play risky games, especially casino games, for monetary gain.
  3. (transitive) To risk (something) for potential gain.
    He gambled his reputation on the outcome.

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