take a gamble

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take a gamble

: to do something that could produce a (very) bad or unpleasant result
  • He was taking a (big) gamble by investing in the struggling young company.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

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


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