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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'

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Singular
Gamble

Plural
Gambles

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

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Infinitive
to Gamble

Third person singular
Gambles

Simple past
gambled

Past participle
gambled

Present participle
gambling

to Gamble (third-person singular simple present Gambles, present participle gambling, simple past and past participle gambled)
  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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