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Other Gamble Definition

[n] a risky act or venture
[n] money that is risked for possible monetary gain
[v] play games for money
[v] take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

Misc. Definitions

\Gam"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gambled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gambling}.] [Dim. of game. See 2d {Game}.] To play or game for money or other stake.
\Gamble\, v. t. To lose or squander by gaming; -- usually with away. ``Bankrupts or sots who have gambled or slept away their estates.'' --Ames.
\Gam"ble\, n. An act of gambling; a transaction or proceeding involving gambling; hence, anything involving similar risk or uncertainty. [Colloq.]

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