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gam·bling

 (găm′blĭng)
n.
1. The activity of playing a game for stakes or betting on an uncertain outcome.
2. The business of operating facilities where such activities take place.
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Gambling

See also chance; games

a system of betting used at horseracing tracks under which holders of winning tickets divide the total amount wagered in proportion to their wagers.
a devotee of games involving dice.
the casting of lots, as in a gambling game.
a machine used in pari-mutuel betting for posting odds and results.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gambling - the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)gambling - the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); "his gambling cost him a fortune"; "there was heavy play at the blackjack table"
diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
sporting life - active interest in gambling on sports events
wager, bet - the act of gambling; "he did it on a bet"
gambling game, game of chance - a game that involves gambling
vice - a specific form of evildoing; "vice offends the moral standards of the community"
throw - casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
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gambling

noun betting, gaming, punting, wagering The most characteristic form of English gambling is betting through a bookmaker.
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Translations
مُقَامَرَةمُقامَرَه
hazardhazardní hrahra
hasardspilspil
uhkapeli
kockanje
szerencsejáték
òátttaka í fjárhættuspili/veîmálum
ギャンブル
도박
hazardná hra
igra na srečo
hasardspel
การพนัน
liên quan đến đánh bạc

gambling

[ˈgæmblɪŋ]
A. Njuego m
gambling on the Stock Exchangeespeculación f en la Bolsa
B. CPD gambling debts NPLdeudas fpl de juego
gambling den Ngarito m, casa f de juego
gambling losses NPLpérdidas fpl de juego
gambling man N I'm not a gambling manyo no juego
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

gambling

[ˈgæmblɪŋ] njeu m
He likes gambling → Il aime le jeu.gambling man n (= gambler) → joueur m
Are you a gambling man, Mr Graham? → Êtes-vous joueur, M. Graham?
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

gambling

nSpielen nt(um Geld); (on horses etc) → Wetten nt; to disapprove of gamblinggegen das Glückspiel/Wetten sein
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gambling

[ˈgæmblɪŋ] ngioco (d'azzardo)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

gamble

(ˈgӕmbl) verb
to risk losing money on the result of a horse-race etc.
noun
(something which involves) a risk. The whole business was a bit of a gamble.
ˈgambler noun
ˈgambling noun
take a gamble
to do something risky in the hope that it will succeed.
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gambling

مُقَامَرَة hazardní hra hasardspil Glücksspiel τζόγος juego uhkapeli jeu kockanje gioco d'azzardo ギャンブル 도박 gokken gambling hazard jogo de azar азартная игра hasardspel การพนัน kumar liên quan đến đánh bạc 赌博
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gambling

n juego (apostando); — addiction (fam) adicción f al juego
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