- A risk undertaken with a potential gain. A significant risk is implied
- A risky venture
verb (gambl, ing)
- The sailors had taken many gambles (plural) with the sea and always won.
- To take a risk, with the potential of a positive outcome.
- To play risky games, especially casino games, for monetary gain.
- (transitive) To risk (something) for potential gain.
- He gambled his reputation on the outcome.
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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- (countable) A pursuit or activity with rules performed either alone or with others, for the purpose of entertainment.
verb (gam, ing)
- Shall we play a ?
- (in plural games) Sport played in a lesson at school.
- (uncountable) Wild animals hunted for food.
- The forest has plenty of .
- (countable) The entire being of an industry, activity or profession.
- When it comes to making sales, John is the best in the .
- (intransitive) To gamble.
- (intransitive) To play games and be a gamer.
- (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.
adjective (gamer, gamest)
- We'll bury them in paperwork, and the system.
- Willing to participate. (''No (compar) or (superl).)
- I'm , would you like to tell me how to do that? - From the computer game Adventure.
- Having the slightly unpleasant taste of (hunted wildlife.)
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- A game in which the outcome is at least partly determined by random variables rather than strictly by strategy.
verb (gin, n, ed)
- (obsolete) A trick; a device or instrument.
- A snare or trap for game.
- A machine for hoisting or moving heavy objects.
- A pile driver.
- A windpump.
- A cotton gin.
- (transitive) To remove the seeds from cotton with a cotton gin.
- (transitive) To trap something in a gin.
- (context, card games) A card-holding game and variant of rummy.
- A jest or scoff; trick or deception. -Where's the Bastard's braves, and Charles his gleeks? --Shak.
- An entice, enticing glance or look. -A pretty gleek coming from Pallas' eye. --Beau. & Fl.
- A once popular game of cards played by three people.
- Good fortune; luck.
- Three of the same cards held in one hand; three of everything.
- (informal) A stream of saliva from a person's mouth.
- To make sport; gibe; sneer; spend time idly.
- (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!
- A turn at something.
- You"ve been on it long enough"now let your brother have a .
- A turn in a game.
- It"s your .
- An attempt.
- I"ll give it a .
- 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 .
proper noun go, Go fish, Fish
(wikipedia, Go Fish)
- (context, Card games): A card game for children.
verb (goos, ing)
- A grazing waterfowl of the family Anatidae, bigger than a duck.
- To pinch someone's buttock.
- (slang) To sharply and unexpectedly poke someone's crotch from behind, like a goose biting.
- (slang) To gently accelerate an automobile or machine, or give repeated small taps on the accelerator.
- (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.
- A stew of beef or veal and vegetables, flavoured with paprika and sour cream
- (UK football/soccer) Victory in each of the three UEFA cups - Champions League, UEFA Cup and Cup Winners' Cup.
- (rugby) Victory in every game in the Six Nations competition between England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy
- (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
- a person who protects or watches over something
- (military) A squad responsible for protecting something.
- The president inspected the of honour.
- a part of a machine which blocks access to dangerous parts
- (Aus) panel of a car which encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels.
- (context, Basketball) A relatively short player, playing farther from the basket than a forward or center.
- (cricket) The position on the popping crease where a batsman makes a mark to align himself with the wicket (see to take guard)
- The offensive positions between the center and each of the offensive tackles
- (sports) A player playing a position named guard
- (railways) An employee who normally travels in the last vehicle of a train and is responsible for the safety of the train
- To protect from some offence (specific or abstract.)