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  • v. Present participle of gamble.
  • n. An activity characterised by a balance between winning and losing that is governed by a mixture of skill and chance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)


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