verb (used without object), gam·bled, gam·bling.
verb (used with object), gam·bled, gam·bling.
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Buying into the first generation of a folding product is a gamble—especially when it’s meant to replace your main work device.The world’s first folding PC is up for pre-orders. Here’s what to know.|Stan Horaczek|September 30, 2020|Popular Science
Her HBO show, I May Destroy You, has been a massive hit and has paid off her gamble from 2017, when she rejected a $1 million Netflix offer to buy the show rights because the streaming giant wouldn’t give her copyright royalties.
Venture capital is by its nature a gamble—it’s right there in the name—and every gamble comes with the risk of heavy losses.‘How I Built This’ host Guy Raz on insights from some of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs|Rachel King|September 15, 2020|Fortune
Pouring money into plastics is a desperate gamble for Big Oil.Big Oil’s hopes are pinned on plastics. It won’t end well.|David Roberts|September 4, 2020|Vox
That being said, it’s a gamble that in the long run pays a positive net return.The Economics of Sports Gambling (Ep. 388 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|August 20, 2020|Freakonomics
Allowing the protests to go on with little interference was always a high-stakes gamble.De Blasio and the New York City Protesters Have No Blood on Their Hands|Jacob Siegel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Since Nestdrop continues to do so as of this writing, they wager a tense gamble that the odds will be in their favor.Days Are Numbered for Nestdrop, LA’s ‘Uber for Weed’|Justin Hampton|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the decision now to sever economic ties with the eastern regions was a surprise—and a gamble.
As a result, the $1 million the DSCC is throwing in represents “an inexpensive gamble,” the source said.South Dakota's Bizarre Four-Way (Senate Election, That Is)|Ben Jacobs|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pageant came back to Atlantic City and, appropriately, took a big gamble.
If we find him there as Rutter said, you can gamble that trouble has camped in our dooryard for a lengthy stay.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
He was never so happy as when taking chances; his whole life was a gamble, with Providence holding the bank.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
They often dine together: the ladies love music and dancing, and some of the men gamble as much as the Portuguese.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
The Texan went off to rub down his horse, mend his accoutrements, squat around the cooking fires, and gamble with the drivers.Overland|John William De Forest
Old Strang died insolvent; he used to gamble, had ruined himself without saying a word.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet