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British English: /ˈɡamb(ə)l/
American English: /ˈɡæmbəl/

Translation of gamble in French:


  • 1 (bet) to have a gamble on something
    faire un pari sur quelque chose
  • 2 [figurative] (risk) to take a gamble
    faire un pari
    that's a bit of a gamble
    c'est un peu risqué
    a safe gamble
    un pari sûr
    his gamble paid off
    son pari or son coup de poker a réussi

transitive verb

  • (money)
    [figurative] on sur
    to gamble everything on something
    tout miser sur quelque chose

intransitive verb

  • (at cards)
    (Horse racing)
    [figurative] on sur
    to gamble on the horses
    parier aux courses
    to gamble at cards
    jouer de l'argent aux cartes
    to gamble for high stakes
    [literal] [figurative]
    to gamble on the Stock Exchange
    jouer à la Bourse
    to gamble with somebody's life
    jouer avec la vie de quelqu'un
    he gambled that the shares would rise
    il a misé sur l'augmentation des actions
    she hadn't gambled on his being there
    elle n'avait pas prévu qu'il serait là

Phrasal verbs

gamble away

gamble away [something], gamble [something] away
perdre [quelque chose] au jeu
(money, fortune)
he had gambled all his money away
il avait perdu tout son argent au jeu

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