gamble away

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of gamble away

:to lose (something, such as money) by gambling
  • She gambled away her inheritance.
  • gambling the city's future away

Word by Word Definitions

gamble play
  1. : to play a game for money or property

  2. : to bet on an uncertain outcome

  3. : to stake something on a contingency (see contingency 1) : take a chance

  1. : an act having an element of risk

  2. : something chancy

  3. : the playing of a game of chance for stakes

away play
  1. : on the way : along

  2. : from this or that place

  3. : in a secure place or manner

  1. : absent from a place : gone

  2. : distant in space or time

  3. : played on an opponent's grounds


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