[n] a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
[v] take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
[v] put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"
adventure Poems and Poetry
chance, dangerous undertaking, escapade, gamble, hazard, jeopardize, risk, risky venture, run a risk, stake, take a chance, take chances, venture
assay, attempt, essay, labor, lay on the line, luck it, luck through, project, put on the line, seek, task, try, undertaking