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gamble

US [ˈɡæmb(ə)l]
UK ['ɡæmb(ə)l]
  • n.赌博;冒险;打赌
  • v.打赌;冒风险;碰运气;以…为赌注
  • Web投机;宝洁;孤注一掷
Simple Present:gambles  Present Participle:gambling  Past Tense:gambled  
gamble
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v.
1.
[i][t]
(牌戏、赛马等中)赌博,打赌to risk money on a card game, horse race, etc.
to gamble at cards
赌纸牌
to gamble on the horses
赌马
I gambled all my winnings on the last race.
我把赢的钱全押在最后一场比赛上了。
2.
[t][i]
冒风险;碰运气;以…为赌注to risk losing sth in the hope of being successful
He's gambling his reputation on this deal.
他在以自己的声誉为这笔交易作赌注。
It was wrong to gamble with our children's future.
拿我们孩子的未来冒险是错误的。
n.
1.
[sing]
赌博;打赌;冒险an action that you take when you know there is a risk but when you hope that the result will be a success
She knew she was taking a gamble but decided it was worth it.
她知道是在冒险,但她认为冒这个险值得。
They invested money in the company right at the start and the gamble paid off(= brought them success) .
他们一开始就把资金投到这家公司,结果这一冒险获得了成功。

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