- 1 [intransitive, transitive] to risk money on a card game, horse race, etc. gamble (on something) to gamble on the horses gamble something (on something) I gambled all my winnings on the last race.
- 2[transitive, intransitive] to risk losing something in the hope of being successful gamble something (on something) He's gambling his reputation on this deal. gamble with/on something It was wrong to gamble with our children's future.
- NAmE//ˈɡæmblər//noun He was a compulsive gambler (= found it difficult to stop). Phrasal Verbsgamble somethingawaygamble on something/on doing something
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NAmE//ˈɡæmbl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gamble
he / she / it gambles
past simple gambled
-ing form gambling
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