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par·lay

 (pär′lā′, -lē)
tr.v. par·layed, par·lay·ing, par·lays
1. To bet (an original wager and its winnings) on a subsequent event.
2. To use to great advantage or transform into something better: parlayed some small investments into a large fortune.
n.
A bet comprising the sum of a prior wager plus its winnings or a series of bets made in such a manner.

[Alteration of paroli, staking of double the sum staked before in faro, from French, from obsolete Italian, probably from Italian parare, to place a bet, from Latin parāre, to prepare; see pare.]
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parlay

(ˈpɑːlɪ)
vb (tr)
1. (Gambling, except Cards) to stake (winnings from one bet) on a subsequent wager. Brit equivalent: double up
2. to exploit (one's talent) to achieve worldly success
n
(Gambling, except Cards) a bet in which winnings from one wager are staked on another, or a series of such bets
[C19: variant of paroli, via French from Neapolitan Italian parolo, from paro a pair, from Latin pār equal, par]
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par•lay

(ˈpɑr leɪ, -li)
v.t.
1. to bet or gamble (an original amount and its winnings) on a subsequent contest.
2. to use (assets) to achieve a relatively great gain: to parlay a modest inheritance into a fortune.
n.
3. a bet of an original sum and the subsequent winnings.
[1820–30, Amer.; alter. of earlier paroli < French < Neapolitan Italian, pl. of parolo, perhaps derivative of paro equal < Latin pār; see pair]
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parlay


Past participle: parlayed
Gerund: parlaying

Imperative
parlay
parlay
Present
I parlay
you parlay
he/she/it parlays
we parlay
you parlay
they parlay
Preterite
I parlayed
you parlayed
he/she/it parlayed
we parlayed
you parlayed
they parlayed
Present Continuous
I am parlaying
you are parlaying
he/she/it is parlaying
we are parlaying
you are parlaying
they are parlaying
Present Perfect
I have parlayed
you have parlayed
he/she/it has parlayed
we have parlayed
you have parlayed
they have parlayed
Past Continuous
I was parlaying
you were parlaying
he/she/it was parlaying
we were parlaying
you were parlaying
they were parlaying
Past Perfect
I had parlayed
you had parlayed
he/she/it had parlayed
we had parlayed
you had parlayed
they had parlayed
Future
I will parlay
you will parlay
he/she/it will parlay
we will parlay
you will parlay
they will parlay
Future Perfect
I will have parlayed
you will have parlayed
he/she/it will have parlayed
we will have parlayed
you will have parlayed
they will have parlayed
Future Continuous
I will be parlaying
you will be parlaying
he/she/it will be parlaying
we will be parlaying
you will be parlaying
they will be parlaying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been parlaying
you have been parlaying
he/she/it has been parlaying
we have been parlaying
you have been parlaying
they have been parlaying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been parlaying
you will have been parlaying
he/she/it will have been parlaying
we will have been parlaying
you will have been parlaying
they will have been parlaying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been parlaying
you had been parlaying
he/she/it had been parlaying
we had been parlaying
you had been parlaying
they had been parlaying
Conditional
I would parlay
you would parlay
he/she/it would parlay
we would parlay
you would parlay
they would parlay
Past Conditional
I would have parlayed
you would have parlayed
he/she/it would have parlayed
we would have parlayed
you would have parlayed
they would have parlayed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parlay - a series of wagers in which the winnings from one wager are used as a stake for the subsequent wagers
wager, bet - the act of gambling; "he did it on a bet"
Verb1.parlay - stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager
bet on, gage, game, stake, punt, back - place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
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