Definition of parlay verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

parlay

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BrE BrE//ˈpɑːleɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrleɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they parlay
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːleɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrleɪ//
 
he / she / it parlays
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːleɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrleɪz//
 
past simple parlayed
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːleɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrleɪd//
 
past participle parlayed
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːleɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrleɪd//
 
-ing form parlaying
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːleɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrleɪɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin late 19th cent.: from French paroli, from Italian, from paro ‘like’, from Latin par ‘equal’. Phrasal Verbsparlay something into something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: parlay

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