Share this entry

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

Translation of gamble in Italian:

noun

transitive verb

intransitive verb

  • (in horseracing)
    [figurative]
    on su
    to gamble on the horses
    scommettere sui cavalli
    to gamble at cards to gamble for high stakes
    [figurative]
    to gamble on the Stock Exchange to gamble with somebody's life
    giocare con la vita di qualcuno
    he gambled that the shares would rise
    ha scommesso sul rialzo delle azioni
    she hadn't gambled on his being there
    non era convinta che ci sarebbe stato

Phrasal verbs

gamble away:

gamble away [something], gamble [something] away
perdere al gioco
(money, fortune)
he had gambled all his money away
aveva perso tutti i soldi al gioco

Definition of gamble in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day confidant
    Pronunciation: ˈkänfəˌdant
    noun
    a person with whom one shares a secret...