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  • nounchance, speculation
  • verbtake a chance on winning

synonyms for gamble

  • bet
  • long shot
  • venture
  • wager
  • action
  • fling
  • leap
  • lottery
  • raffle
  • risk
  • spec
  • stab
  • uncertainty
  • outside chance
  • shot in the dark
  • throw of the dice
  • toss up
See also synonyms for: gambled / gambling
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antonyms for gamble

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  • certainty
  • sureness
  • design
  • guard
  • insurance
  • plan
  • protection
  • safeguard
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How to use gamble in a sentence

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 HORACZEKSEPTEMBER 30, 2020POPULAR-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.
AMERICAN ANGER: TOO HOT TO HANDLE?NICK FOURIEZOSSEPTEMBER 27, 2020OZY
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 ENTREPRENEURSRACHEL KINGSEPTEMBER 15, 2020FORTUNE
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 ROBERTSSEPTEMBER 4, 2020VOX
That being said, it’s a gamble that in the long run pays a positive net return.
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During the summer of 1968, then-lagging network ABC took a gamble on how to cover the Republican and Democratic conventions.
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If we find him there as Rutter said, you can gamble that trouble has camped in our dooryard for a lengthy stay.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND 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 PUJOLWILLIAM 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 BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
The Texan went off to rub down his horse, mend his accoutrements, squat around the cooking fires, and gamble with the drivers.
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