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parlay
American English: /ˈpɑrˌleɪ/
, /ˈpɑrˌli/
British English: /ˈpɑːleɪ/

Translation of parlay in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (bet)
    (lo que se ha ganado)
    1.2 (turn)to parlay something into somethinghe parlayed a small investment into a fortune
    hizo de una pequeña inversión una fortuna
    she parlayed her beauty into movie stardom
    se valió de su belleza para alcanzar el estrellato
    Example sentences
    • Baccarat is a good fit for folks who enjoy the agony and ecstasy of gambling as well as the resplendence of the milieu, and don't come to the casino primarily or exclusively to parlay small stakes into big bucks.
    • He wanted somehow to parlay his stake into ownership of the whole paper and have us send him more money in the meantime.
    • They are in the position of the horse player who bet two dollars on a long shot, then parlayed his bets and kept winning, race after race, until he bet the entire wad, $10,000, on a 10-1 shot in the last race.

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