Synonyms for gamble

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : gam-buhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈgæm bəl

Top 10 synonyms for gamble Other synonyms for the word gamble

Définition of gamble

Origin :
  • 1726 (implied in gambling), from a dialectal survival of Middle English gammlen, variant of gamenen "to play, jest, be merry," from Old English gamenian "to play, joke, pun," from gamen (see game). Or possibly gamble is from a derivative of gamel "to play games" (1590s), itself likely a frequentative from game. Originally regarded as a slang word. The intrusive -b- may be from confusion with gambol. Related: Gambled; gambling.
  • noun chance, speculation
  • verb take a chance on winning
Example sentences :
  • He wouldn't stay a day longer than he had to, thought you could gamble on that.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • Nevertheless, Mr. Jannissary was prepared to gamble on John's future.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • You have come to gamble, and your gambling is attended by every form of intemperance and immorality.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • All these engineers and officers of ships took tickets in that gamble.
  • Extract from : « End of the Tether » by Joseph Conrad
  • He loves a gamble, and is most amusing when he is in the mood.
  • Extract from : « A Bride of the Plains » by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • Let us grant, then, that they will gamble: how is the money to be found?
  • Extract from : « The Memoires of Casanova, Complete » by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Any man will gamble if only he's given a chance, for anything or everything.
  • Extract from : « Victory » by Joseph Conrad
  • It was a gamble; the territory in question was virtually unexplored.
  • Extract from : « Sacrifice » by Stephen French Whitman
  • He is taught to curse and swear, to talk lewdly, to drink and gamble.
  • Extract from : « Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled » by Hudson Stuck
  • I don't smoke, drink or gamble, an' I'm as happy as the day's long.
  • Extract from : « The Trail of '98 » by Robert W. Service

Antonyms for gamble

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