gamble away

ˌgamble a ˈway [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they gamble away he/she/it gambles away present participle gambling away past tense gambled away past participle gambled away] phrasal verb
to lose all of an amount of money by gambling
Thesaurus: to gamble moneysynonym gambling games and places where gambling takes placehyponym
Main entry: gamble

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gamble away [phrasal verb]
gamble away (something) or gamble (something) away : to lose (something, such as money) by gambling

She gambled away her inheritance.

gambling away the city's future

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Main Entry:gamble

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • gamble away — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms gamble away : present tense I/you/we/they gamble away he/she/it gambles away present participle gambling away past tense gambled away past participle gambled away to lose all of an amount of money by gambling …   English dictionary

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  • gamble — gam|ble1 [ˈgæmbəl] v [I and T] [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: game] 1.) to risk money or possessions on the result of something such as a card game or a race, when you do not know for certain what the result will be →↑bet ▪ Their religion forbids them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gamble — I UK [ˈɡæmb(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms gamble : present tense I/you/we/they gamble he/she/it gambles present participle gambling past tense gambled past participle gambled * 1) to risk money or something valuable in the… …   English dictionary

  • gamble — [c]/ˈgæmbəl / (say gambuhl) verb (gambled, gambling) –verb (i) 1. to play at any game of chance for stakes. 2. to stake or risk money, or anything of value, on the outcome of something involving chance. 3. to act on favourable hopes or assessment …   Australian English dictionary

  • Gamble — Gamble, v. t. To lose or squander by gaming; usually with away. Bankrupts or sots who have gambled or slept away their estates. Ames. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gamble something away — ˌgamble sthaˈway derived to lose sth such as money, possessions, etc. by gambling • Every weekend he drinks and gambles away his earnings. Main entry: ↑gamblederived …   Useful english dictionary

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  • gamble — [[t]gæ̱mb(ə)l[/t]] gambles, gambling, gambled 1) N COUNT A gamble is a risky action or decision that you take in the hope of gaining money, success, or an advantage over other people. Yesterday, he named his cabinet and took a big gamble in the… …   English dictionary

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