- 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 verbto lose all of an amount of money by gamblingMain entry: gamble
* * *gamble away [phrasal verb]
She gambled away her inheritance.
gambling away the city's future• • •Main Entry: ↑gamble
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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
gamble — [gam′bəl] vi. gambled, gambling [prob. back form. < obs. gamler, a gambler < gamel, to play (altered < ME gamen, to play < game, GAME1) + ER: akin to Ger dial. gammeln, to sport, make merry] 1. to play games of chance for money or… … English World dictionary
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
gamble — 1 verb 1 (I) to risk money or possessions on the result of something uncertain, such as a card game, a race or a horse: We re forbidden to drink or gamble. | gamble on sth: Jack loves gambling on the horses. | gamble heavily (=gamble often, using … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
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
Gamble and Huff — Kenny Gamble redirects here. For the football player, see Kenny Gamble (American football). Kenneth Gamble (born August 11, 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and Leon A. Huff (born April 8, 1942, Camden, New Jersey) are an American songwriting… … Wikipedia