gamble vs gambol

gamble gambol

Definitions

  • 1) A risky venture
  • 2) A significant risk, undertaken with a potential gain.
  • 3) A bet, wager, or other gambling venture.
  • 4) An act or undertaking of uncertain outcome; a risk.
  • 5) colloq. An act of gambling; a transaction or proceeding involving gambling; hence, anything involving similar risk or uncertainty.
  • 6) a risky act or venture
  • 7) money that is risked for possible monetary gain
  • 8) A venture in gambling or as in gambling; a reckless speculation.
  • 9) To play risky games, especially casino games, for monetary gain.
  • 10) To interact with equipment at a casino
  • 11) To take a risk, with the potential of a positive outcome.
  • 12) transitive To risk (something) for potential gain.
  • 13) play games for money
  • 14) To play at any game of hazard for a stake; risk money or anything of value on the issue of a game of chance, by either playing or betting on the play of others; hence, to engage in financial transactions or speculations dependent for success chiefly upon chance or unknown contingencies: as, to gamble with cards or dice; to gamble in stocks.
  • 15) Gambling contract. See contract.
  • 16) To lose or squander by gaming: with away or off.
  • 17) To engage in reckless or hazardous behavior.
  • 18) To expose to hazard; risk.
  • 19) To take a risk in the hope of gaining an advantage or a benefit.
  • 20) To play a game of chance for stakes.
  • 21) To put up as a stake in gambling; wager.
  • 22) To bet on an uncertain outcome, as of a contest.
  • 23) To play or game for money or other stake.
  • 24) To lose or squander by gaming; -- usually with away.

Definitions

  • 1) An instance of running or skipping about playfully.
  • 2) An instance of more general frisking or frolicking.
  • 3) A playful skipping or frolicking about.
  • 4) A skipping or leaping about in frolic; a hop; a sportive prank.
  • 5) A skipping, leaping, or frisking about; a spring, leap, skip, or jump, as in frolic or sport.
  • 6) UK, regional to do a forward roll
  • 7) intransitive To move about playfully; to frolic.
  • 8) Synonyms To frolic, romp, caper.
  • 9) To skip about in sport; caper in frolic, like children or lambs; frisk carelessly or heedlessly.
  • 10) To leap about playfully; frolic.
  • 11) To dance and skip about in sport; to frisk; to skip; to play in frolic, like boys or lambs.

Examples

  • 1) Ministers are concerned by the growing number of people with a gambling problem.
  • 2) He might as well take a gamble.
  • 3) Macau is the only place in the country where casino gambling is legal.
  • 4) The regulator has been criticised because bookmakers that allow gambling with stolen money merely have to refund victims.
  • 5) Yet potentially sacrificing your long-term health for a sport is a dangerous gamble to take.
  • 6) It is one thing to kick the establishment, quite another to take a gamble of such epic proportions.
  • 7) He was a monster gamble that day, backed in to 4-1 favourite.
  • 8) The point at which a risk becomes a gamble is a subjective view.
  • 9) It was a big gamble selling the house to send me to an academy.
  • 10) People want to gamble and technology allows many new forms of gambling.
  • 11) It is the only readily accessible form of gambling in a country where casinos are banned.
  • 12) Come and watch mum and dad gamble away your college education!
  • 13) He denied that he had taken a gamble.
  • 14) They are free to play and users do not gamble real money.
  • 15) It would be a difficult day for somebody gambling with a aggressive athletic approach.
  • 16) The law of gambling is that bets are only good ones if they pay.
  • 17) But that is the problem with risky gambles.
  • 18) Some felt that the gamble on spending money was not worth taking.
  • 19) Betting can be confused with gambling but betting to win is different.
  • 20) You know a huge amount is resting on it and the new channel is taking a big gamble on you.
  • 21) But it is a big gamble.
  • 22) All politics involves risk, a gamble.
  • 23) So traders were free to gamble with other people 's money.
  • 24) It cannot be smoked, drunk or gambled away.
  • 25) Usually film-makers take gambles only in an artistic sense.
  • 26) Like all forms of gambling, day trading was addictive.
  • 27) That is probably right, but it is a risky gamble.
  • 28) So if we understand more about how people gamble, we understand more about how people vote.
  • 29) A line exists between gambling and risk taking.
  • 30) It is at least comparatively straightforward to police gambling in this country, where betting is legal and therefore subject to scrutiny.
  • 31) However, I use the word 'gamble' because, in general terms, PBR is a big company game played by cash rich suppliers.
  • 32) Current bank directors also battled with the FSA over the use of the word "gamble" to describe RBS's purchase of Dutch bank ABN Amro Holding NV just as the credit crunch was taking hold.
  • 33) The GOP's gamble is that they will be able to get this amalgam of anarchists to either move towards more moderate positions or get them under control.
  • 34) As the bombardment of Gaza has failed to break Palestinian "will," now the gamble is that ground troops will.
  • 35) ‘This book offers a concise and to-the-point directory for anyone who gambles on the Internet or is interested in gambling on the Internet.’
  • 36) ‘Appropriately for the son of a bookie, his career has often been about gambling on a long game.’
  • 37) ‘Gambling does, and any player who gambles on baseball or sits with those who conspire to do so risks destroying the very foundation on which the game is built.’
  • 38) ‘The probability of winning lottery prizes are the basic risk dimensions that may help determine whether a person gambles on a particular activity in the first place.’
  • 39) ‘Lisa accurately predicts the winners of sporting events that Homer gambles on so she can be closer to her father.’
  • 40) ‘The sunny forecast came as spread betting firm Cantor Index offered the chance to gamble on the number of hours of sunshine and inches of rainfall in individual months.’
  • 41) ‘Like a participant in a high-stakes poker game, she gambled big and she lost big.’
  • 42) ‘Her eldest of three sons had died in a motorcycle accident, and she'd started gambling on the pokies.’
  • 43) ‘An exhaustive study convinced everyone except he that he had gambled on the game, gambled on the Reds and violated the only unbreakable moral code of the sport.’
  • 44) ‘One aspect of gambling that few people are aware of is that about one in five New Zealanders who regularly gamble on gaming machines have a gambling problem.’
  • 45) ‘In the simpler game, the player gambles with a coin that's been loaded to make the probability of winning less than 50 percent.’
  • 46) ‘They milled about, some slept, some ate, others played cards or gambled on games of dice.’
  • 47) ‘The lottery comes as the Cabinet plans for a new lottery for gambling on professional baseball and billiards.’
  • 48) ‘Police were also aware that the victim was addicted to gambling on football, and there was an extra issue of a love affair.’
  • 49) ‘Cricket Australia has banned gambling on all types of cricket matches by its players, officials and other employees.’
  • 50) ‘The number of Americans who gambled online doubled to about 4% of the population in 2005.’
  • 51) ‘Kids and teenagers have always gambled, whether at marbles or flipping baseball cards.’
  • 52) ‘A woman accused of leaving her five-year-old child alone in a car overnight Monday while she gambled at a Placer County casino is being booked on felony child endangerment charges.’
  • 53) ‘It is easy to gamble impulsively online.’
  • 54) ‘Approximately 85 percent of American adults report having gambled at some point in their lives, and about 60 percent say they've gambled at least once in the past year.’
  • 55) ‘He usually gambled sums of money between five and one hundred dollars, bottles of champagne, pairs of boots, or new hats.’
  • 56) ‘Its annual budget was too modest and its financial future too uncertain to gamble big sums on expensive, start-from-scratch studies.’
  • 57) ‘Instead firms are cutting the money they put into pension funds and telling workers to gamble their savings on the stockmarket through private schemes.’
  • 58) ‘Ideally the money men want to be able to gamble the pension fund, without being responsible for a fixed pension payment.’
  • 59) ‘While most newcomers who gain admittance to the NBA's lucrative members club pay their dues on court, he instead gambled vast sums that he had yet to earn in the hope of greater long-term fulfilment across the Atlantic.’
  • 60) ‘In the mid-1980s, he gambled his export-quota profits on property and stock.’
  • 61) ‘This raises the criticism that he is privatising social security, forcing people to gamble their pensions on the stock market.’
  • 62) ‘I was told they came to gamble their pension checks away every month.’
  • 63) ‘It is this strong belief in luck that leads many to gamble their meagre savings in the hope of becoming rich.’
  • 64) ‘At the last one, he went so far as to say that if people are allowed to gamble their money away at casinos they should be allowed to spend their own money on health care.’
  • 65) ‘Find out plans to create a new investment fund that literally wants to gamble your money.’
  • 66) ‘It was suggested to him that he had gambled the money away on poker machines at the hotel.’
  • 67) ‘Lenore was very upset as she saw Herbert gambling away money she knew wasn't his.’
  • 68) ‘A family friend, trusted to administer the estates of a widow and her son after they died, stole more than £38,000 and gambled the money away, a court heard.’
  • 69) ‘Themes at the heart of the proposed reforms are greater competition, more public involvement and emphasising the link between the money gambled by players and the projects that benefit.’
  • 70) ‘When he entices her to elope with him she steals the money necessary for the elopement, only to find that he does not keep his appointment, having gambled the money away.’
  • 71) ‘A Braintree chef claimed he was robbed of £300 takings by three men to hide the fact that he had gambled the money away, a court heard.’
  • 72) ‘If they want to gamble their hard earned money away, then they should feel free to do so.’
  • 73) ‘As a result, Herman takes all his money and gambles it on one final hand of cards.’
  • 74) ‘A Prime Minister widely recognised as the most powerful in living memory has gambled his reputation, ultimately his leadership of the country and his party, on a bet which is far from the odds-on wagers he is used to.’
  • 75) ‘There are no glamorous high-tech stocks, even though it is always tempting as an investor to gamble on risky firms, he writes.’
  • 76) ‘Investors began gambling on future returns and more patterns emerged.’
  • 77) ‘Contending teams with high picks and clubs with multiple first-round picks willing to gamble on him hope that's not all he is.’
  • 78) ‘He has gambled on a team that he hopes will result in his third general election win.’
  • 79) ‘Investing in CFDs is a highly leveraged way to gamble on stock markets.’
  • 80) ‘Partly it is to do with Britain's curious housing market, where people gamble in property futures as a form of investment.’
  • 81) ‘In the first race he gambled on dry tyres on a damp track in the hope that conditions would improve.’
  • 82) ‘Many a small device company has been created because of a momentous idea that may seem too risky for a large or established firm to gamble on.’
  • 83) ‘We chose to gamble with the more direct train to Pavonia-Newport, hoping the rain would let up before we got there.’
  • 84) ‘Both, he reckons, are houses where we gamble for high stakes, and with high hopes.’
  • 85) ‘However, the very success of the risky blitzkrieg approach led the Germans to gamble even more heavily on their next major operation - the invasion of Russia.’
  • 86) ‘He also invested millions in a new headquarters, and gambled that the party could mount a challenge to the GOP's three decades of dominating fundraising.’
  • 87) ‘But in practice we wouldn't be able to gamble with the chance that it might not work.’
  • 88) ‘A crushing conquest imposes the attacker's will; limited coercion gambles on the target's weakness of will.’
  • 89) ‘At the same time, the guy in charge of your mortgage was gambling on growth every year, too.’
  • 90) ‘Peter is gambling on the fact that he will head straight on up the track.’
  • 91) ‘He briefly held the lead after gambling on his final pit stop taking only two tires - but he didn't have enough grip to hold on.’
  • 92) ‘Squeezed by rivals in their own market, British media moguls are gambling on winning new sales here.’
  • 93) ‘The German government was thus gambling on British neutrality, and in July 1914 this seemed a reasonable bet.’
  • 94) ‘He paused and thought about doubling down, but seemed afraid to put out the extra money on such an insecure gamble.’
  • 95) ‘Though many see the stock market as a casino, shares are not a gamble.’
  • 96) ‘He's extremely talented and has good drive and business sense, but this is a gamble and could leave me in a bit of financial trouble if it fails.’
  • 97) ‘Spread betting is about taking a genuine gamble, and backing your judgement against that of the bookie.’
  • 98) ‘I had a bit of a gamble, and ended up willing about $30, which was a nice change as the machines had been taking my money the last few times I had used them.’
  • 99) ‘For one, the gambling game at the end of each stage is made more of a gamble by being able to wager the coins you've collected through a level.’
  • 100) ‘He is risk-neutral if he is indifferent between a gamble and certain pay-off equalling the expected value of the gamble.’
  • 101) ‘Then again, the biggest gamble in the UK is, of course, the Lotto.’
  • 102) ‘On the Friday he landed a major gamble when taking more than £130,000 out of the betting ring.’
  • 103) ‘Long-shot gambles that may tempt you, rarely work out.’
  • 104) ‘But even with the short payback, such games are almost always a better gamble than the reel slots.’
  • 105) ‘If reliability is unknown or unknowable, then they just charge a high premium and take a gamble, hoping to spread a loss to other less-risky areas.’
  • 106) ‘Some guests want to know at the time of booking precisely what cabin they will have and others are willing to take a gamble in exchange for an upgrade.’
  • 107) ‘The money stream was very fresh, and they were willing to take a gamble on buying a house and spending as much or more on a remodel.’
  • 108) ‘Thomas had to persuade his brothers and father to take a gamble in this new trade of distilling, an enterprise they were unsure of.’
  • 109) ‘I don't know if anyone has the guts to take a gamble on building such networks in Europe, or if bureaucracy would get in the way.’
  • 110) ‘This is a good time to take a gamble or a quantum leap into unknown territory.’
  • 111) ‘I believe it is a profession in which people can do a lot of good and I was prepared to take a gamble with the job.’
  • 112) ‘The Bolton-born professional, who has taken a six-year lease on the Kearsley club, admits it's a ‘bit of a gamble.’’
  • 113) ‘There is a good chance that the weather will take a turn for the worse and, if it rains, we will be faced with completely different track conditions, which will make Saturday a bit of a gamble for everybody.’
  • 114) ‘‘I've been given a bit of responsibility with opening in the Sunday League, which was a bit of a gamble at first,’ he said.’
  • 115) ‘It's a bit of a gamble, but I'm going to pull the auction, go to Aberdeen and see whether she'll put a stop to this sham of a wedding and marry me instead.’
  • 116) ‘Now you had your first pole position with Toyota at the last race, but be honest with us, was there a little bit of a gamble on low fuel?’
  • 117) ‘We've obviously taken a bit of a gamble with me wicket-keeping.’
  • 118) ‘I took a little bit of a gamble and just tried to go for it.’
  • 119) ‘Considering he was 5th after first qualifying yesterday we took a bit of a gamble on strategy by going for a short first stint.’
  • 120) ‘It was a bit of a gamble, but they nailed it, and the car was perfect.’
  • 121) ‘I think it makes it more interesting when it's a bit of a gamble sometimes.’
  • 122) ‘We took a bit of a gamble on our pit strategy because we felt we didn't have anything to lose, and it almost paid off for us.’
  • 123) ‘It's a bit of a gamble, though, and there's also the question of selling your house after having rented it out for a year, which the experts say is never a great policy.’
  • 124) ‘I know that interest rates might fall this year, so it's a bit of a gamble to take a fix at this stage, but with three young children, it's so much easier to budget.’

Examples

  • 1) Young and old alike were enjoying watching their gambols.
  • 2) Then gazed up at distant peaks where the chamois gambolled and the snow still glistened.
  • 3) His inexhaustible gift of lightning repartee I saw illustrated on another occasion, when he presided at the midnight "gambol" of a Bohemian club, at which it needed the utmost tact and presence of mind to "ride the whirlwind and direct the storm."
  • 4) It's supposedly, theoretically, marvelous to gambol about in a "something-for-everyone" culture where all tastes are catered to by one medium or many.
  • 5) ­Elsewhere there is pealing for peeling ; bite for bight ; straights for straits ; gamble for gambol ; canon for cannon .
  • 6) An outraged parent must have complained about our gambol through Times Square, because the next year we were bused to the Upper West Side of Manhattan and taken to the Museum of Natural History.
  • 7) The final day was a 20-mile gambol through a southern spur of the Brooks Range, the Blue Cloud Mountains.
  • 8) May you frolic and cavort and gambol and caper in a madcap series of wacky zany antics that are fondly remembered always.
  • 9) Rows of brick garden apartments all backed onto a massive common garden: a shared backyard for children to play, dogs to gambol, and families to eat picnics together.
  • 10) ‘While monster-hunting on this far-flung island's shores in 1998, I was enthralled to see otters gambolling playfully in the sand dunes.’
  • 11) ‘We gambolled and frolicked until about four-thirty am.’
  • 12) ‘So while my fellow geeks gamboled and romped and played in the hotel lobby - within the warm and nurturing hug of the conference's bubble of wireless broadband access - I was alone in my room doing email.’
  • 13) ‘At Dagne's Reef we passed time with Ben and Jerry, a pair of groupers who clearly enjoy divers' company and gambolled around like playful puppies.’
  • 14) ‘There were about 20 children gambolling about, singing, playing and frolicking.’
  • 15) ‘Never missing a step, he dances between the bullets as if he was gambolling through a forest.’
  • 16) ‘Not only has he scrummaged well on what for him is the ‘wrong’ side, but he has gambolled about the park like a spring chicken, knocking people over and generally contributing far more to loose play than anyone expected.’
  • 17) ‘Monkeys gambolled from here to there, keenly aware that their sport afforded a fair chance of a good snatch, so he spent most of lunch snarling with a stick.’
  • 18) ‘There she was gambolling around Covent Garden one afternoon in her school uniform, minding her own business, when a scout from Elite modelling agency caught sight of the coltish 15-year-old.’
  • 19) ‘A sprinter gambolling down that long straight hill at a rainy Goodwood is operating in a totally-different theatre from a similar type of horse rushing around a cramped dirt bend in sunny California.’
  • 20) ‘When the daffodils are blooming and the lambs are gambolling in the fields, blissfully unaware of their impending association with mint sauce, the world of rugby divides itself into two.’
  • 21) ‘The newborn lambs gambolling in the fields are oblivious to the heartache which engulfed Town End farm two years ago, yet they symbolise the fresh optimism of farmer Chris.’
  • 22) ‘Going to the northern parts of the country or even the Swiss Alps for gambolling in the snow is soon going to be a thing of the past for Hyderabadis.’
  • 23) ‘The Wife, of course, was already having a marvellous time and had been gambolling around since we'd left the train station.’
  • 24) ‘One of the joys of walking in the hills this weekend will be the sight of new-born lambs gambolling in the Easter sunshine.’
  • 25) ‘So the animals will soon stop whimpering and licking their sore tails and soon start gambolling about again.’
  • 26) ‘Their experience of clearing is as idyllic as a young fawn gambolling down a dew-laden hillside.’
  • 27) ‘For example, in 1960 The New York Times fashion writer had talked about Jackie's bouffant hairdo ‘that gambolled merrily in the breeze’.’
  • 28) ‘Though for me the prettiest picture was the short white climb through wood anemones that brought us out of the valley and set us up for pastures where lambs posed on tree trunks and gambolled on grassy knolls to a backdrop of Helmsley Castle.’
  • 29) ‘Whether it's true or not, the day when we gambolled happily through fields of wild flowers, swimming in mountain pools and picking mushrooms in the Autumn are over.’
  • 30) ‘Compared to today, Monday qualified as a carefree gambol around Disneyland.’
  • 31) ‘The draw has brought the inevitable return of him for a last gambol around Highbury and if they emulate Liverpool in dismissing Juve in the quarters, then they may face Inter followed by Barca or AC Milan in the final.’
  • 32) ‘Dogs of decent size need a romp - a flat-out run, a gambol in a field or forest, a chance to splash in running water.’
  • 33) ‘There is nothing, indeed, that makes the judicious grieve more than maladroit flattery, which is as embarrassing to the victim as the clumsy caresses of the horse in the fable who tried to emulate the dog's gambols about his master.’
  • 34) ‘Her engaging survey and his fittingly opulent volume, an upbeat gambol through Bollywood's history, are both the work of knowledgeable enthusiasts.’
  • 35) ‘The dog at his feet, who'd been sniffing at me suspiciously and tugging at its leash, gave a sudden gambol and licked my hand, barking enthusiastically.’
  • 36) ‘I grabbed Christian and made him indulge in a gambol with me.’
  • 37) ‘The creators wanted him to resemble an ivy-league professor out for an autumnal gambol about the campus.’
  • 38) ‘So, the wonderful free gambol in the pastures is over and The Guardian is now having to share the cowshed with everybody else; even the BBC will find itself lassoed by the government sooner or later.’
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