There are 2 translations of gamble in Spanish:

gamble1

Pronunciation: /ˈgæmbəl/

vi

  • 1.1 (lay wager) jugar*to gamble on sth to gamble on a horse apostarle* or jugarle* a un caballo will he come? — I wouldn't gamble on it ¿vendrá? — yo no me confiaría
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    • He usually gambled sums of money between five and one hundred dollars, bottles of champagne, pairs of boots, or new hats.
    • Its annual budget was too modest and its financial future too uncertain to gamble big sums on expensive, start-from-scratch studies.
    • Instead firms are cutting the money they put into pension funds and telling workers to gamble their savings on the stockmarket through private schemes.
    1.2 (take risk) jugar* to gamble on the Stock Exchange especular en la Bolsa, jugar* a la Bolsa he's gambling with people's lives está jugando con la vida de otras personasto gamble on sth I gambled on her not being in decidí correr el riesgo de que no estuviera en casa
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    • There are no glamorous high-tech stocks, even though it is always tempting as an investor to gamble on risky firms, he writes.
    • Investors began gambling on future returns and more patterns emerged.
    • Financial speculators, who are gambling on more chaos in the Middle East, are also pushing up prices.

vt

  • jugarse* I'm prepared to gamble my reputation estoy dispuesto a jugarme la reputación

Phrasal verbs

gamble away

v + adv + o
perder* jugando

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There are 2 translations of gamble in Spanish:

gamble2

n

(no pl)
  • 1.1 (bet) apuesta (f)
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    • He paused and thought about doubling down, but seemed afraid to put out the extra money on such an insecure gamble.
    • Though many see the stock market as a casino, shares are not a gamble.
    • He's extremely talented and has good drive and business sense, but this is a gamble and could leave me in a bit of financial trouble if it fails.
    1.2 (risk) to take a gamble arriesgarse* marriage is a big gamble el matrimonio es una lotería or una tómbola it's something of a gamble es un poco arriesgado the gamble paid off valió la pena arriesgarse

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Word of the day mandíbula
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Cultural fact of the day

Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.