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gamble Tweet Definition of gamble Like Definition of gamble on Facebook
noun 
  1. A risk undertaken with a potential gain. A significant risk is implied
  2. A risky venture
The sailors had taken many gambles (plural) with the sea and always won.
verb (gambl, ing)
  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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Gamble - An undertaking of financial or material risk, with an unknown outcome. To play games of chance, commonly known as casino games, while assuming a monetary risk. To wager on an outcome that is uncertain.


Usage: My old college roommate and I went downtown to gamble at the casino and have lunch at the buffet.


To gamble is wager a money or something of value based on an outcome that is unknown and not entirely in control of those gambling. To gamble in a casino or online casino involves wagering on games such as blackjack, roulette or machines such as video poker and slot machines. A simple wager between individual on the outcome of a sporting event is a gambling proposition, as are bets on golf, bowling or friendly poker games.


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game Tweet Definition of game Like Definition of game on Facebook
noun 
  1. (countable) A pursuit or activity with rules performed either alone or with others, for the purpose of entertainment.
Shall we play a ?
  1. (in plural games) Sport played in a lesson at school.
  2. (uncountable) Wild animals hunted for food.
The forest has plenty of .
  1. (countable) The entire being of an industry, activity or profession.
When it comes to making sales, John is the best in the .
verb (gam, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To gamble.
  2. (intransitive) To play games and be a gamer.
  3. (transitive) To use a system or bureaucracy in a way which defeats or nullifies the rules in effect, usually to obtain a result which otherwise would be unobtainable.
We'll bury them in paperwork, and the system.
adjective (gamer, gamest)
  1. Willing to participate. (''No (compar) or (superl).)
I'm , would you like to tell me how to do that? - From the computer game Adventure.
  1. Having the slightly unpleasant taste of (hunted wildlife.)
     
game of chance Tweet Definition of game of chance Like Definition of game of chance on Facebook
noun 
  1. A game in which the outcome is at least partly determined by random variables rather than strictly by strategy.
     
gin Tweet Definition of gin Like Definition of gin on Facebook
noun 
  1. (obsolete) A trick; a device or instrument.
  2. A snare or trap for game.
  3. A machine for hoisting or moving heavy objects.
  4. A pile driver.
  5. A windpump.
  6. A cotton gin.
= verb (gin, n, ed)
  1. (transitive) To remove the seeds from cotton with a cotton gin.
  2. (transitive) To trap something in a gin.
     
gin rummy Tweet Definition of gin rummy Like Definition of gin rummy on Facebook
noun 
  1. (context, card games) A card-holding game and variant of rummy.
     
gleek Tweet Definition of gleek Like Definition of gleek on Facebook
noun 
  1. A jest or scoff; trick or deception. -Where's the Bastard's braves, and Charles his gleeks? --Shak.
  2. An entice, enticing glance or look. -A pretty gleek coming from Pallas' eye. --Beau. & Fl.
  3. A once popular game of cards played by three people.
  4. Good fortune; luck.
  5. Three of the same cards held in one hand; three of everything.
  1. (informal) A stream of saliva from a person's mouth.
verb 
  1. To make sport; gibe; sneer; spend time idly.
  1. (informal) To discharge a long, thin stream of liquid, (including saliva) through the teeth or from under the tounge, sometimes by pressing the tongue against the salivary glands.
    Oh my God! That dude gleeked on me! I'm gonna kick his ass!
     
go Tweet Definition of go Like Definition of go on Facebook
noun 
  1. A turn at something.
You"ve been on it long enough"now let your brother have a .
  1. A turn in a game.
It"s your .
  1. An attempt.
I"ll give it a .
  1. An approval to do something or a something that has been approved to do.
We will begin as soon as the boss says it's a .
     
Go Fish Tweet Definition of Go Fish Like Definition of Go Fish on Facebook
proper noun go, Go fish, Fish
(wikipedia, Go Fish)
  1. (context, Card games): A card game for children.
     
goose Tweet Definition of goose Like Definition of goose on Facebook
noun (geese)
  1. A grazing waterfowl of the family Anatidae, bigger than a duck.
verb (goos, ing)
  1. To pinch someone's buttock.
  2. (slang) To sharply and unexpectedly poke someone's crotch from behind, like a goose biting.
  3. (slang) To gently accelerate an automobile or machine, or give repeated small taps on the accelerator.
  4. (U.K. slang) Of private-hire taxi drivers, to pick up a passenger who has not pre-booked a cab. This is unauthorised under UK licensing conditions.
     
goulash Tweet Definition of goulash Like Definition of goulash on Facebook
noun 
  1. A stew of beef or veal and vegetables, flavoured with paprika and sour cream
     
Grand Slam Tweet Definition of Grand Slam Like Definition of Grand Slam on Facebook
noun 
  1. (UK football/soccer) Victory in each of the three UEFA cups - Champions League, UEFA Cup and Cup Winners' Cup.
  2. (rugby) Victory in every game in the Six Nations competition between England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy
  3. (tennis) The four biggest competitions of the year: Wimbledon, the w:French Open, French Open, w:Australian Open, Australian Open and the w:US Open, US Open
     
guard Tweet Definition of guard Like Definition of guard on Facebook
noun 
  1. a person who protects or watches over something
  2. (military) A squad responsible for protecting something.
The president inspected the of honour.
  1. a part of a machine which blocks access to dangerous parts
  2. (Aus) panel of a car which encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels.
  3. (context, Basketball) A relatively short player, playing farther from the basket than a forward or center.
  4. (cricket) The position on the popping crease where a batsman makes a mark to align himself with the wicket (see to take guard)
  5. The offensive positions between the center and each of the offensive tackles
  6. (sports) A player playing a position named guard
  7. (railways) An employee who normally travels in the last vehicle of a train and is responsible for the safety of the train
verb 
  1. To protect from some offence (specific or abstract.)
     

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