To gamble is to risk something on the chance that it will be profitable. Gambling can be a very risky business, and it can often be very expensive.

  • He gambled a lot on the stock market, and it often didn't pay off.

  • She gambled on the lottery, and she lost a lot of money.

Definition of gambled


To take a risk, with the potential of a positive outcome.


To play risky games, especially casino games, for monetary gain.


To risk (something) for potential gain.


To interact with equipment at a casino

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Example Sentences for gambled

  • 1

    The gambling industry wants to be the gaming industry.

  • 2

    Perhaps it's the risk, the gamble.

  • 3

    Rubio takes a gamble.

  • 4

    He is gambling with players.

  • 5

    The movie is about the gambling.

  • 6

    Gamble on the Strip, then gambol in the desert.

  • 7

    The reservation adopted gambling in the 1980s.

  • 8

    Brendan Rodgers is taking a bit of a gamble.

  • 9

    It was illegal to gamble in the city, but legal in the county.

  • 10

    The film is about the world of sports gambling.