- vi. 赌博；孤注一掷；投机；打赌
- vt. 赌博；孤注一掷；冒险假设
- n. 赌博；冒险；打赌
- n. (Gamble)人名；(英)甘布尔；(瑞典)甘布勒
CET4 TEM4 IELTS GRE 考 研 CET6
1、gam- "play, game" + -b- + -le.
3、game => gamble.
4. 谐音“敢不？敢博” => 敢于冒险赌博一把，敢于冒险赌一把。=> 赌博、冒险、投机。
- gamble:  Although its ancestry has never been established beyond all doubt, it seems overwhelmingly likely that gamble is essentially the same word as game (in which the sense ‘gamble’ is preserved in such contexts as gaming tables and betting and gaming). The Middle English form of game was gamen, and it is thought that this may have produced a variant form gamel (recorded in the 16th century) which in due course became gamble.
- gamble (v.)
- "risk something of value on a game of chance," 1726 (implied in gambling), from a dialectal survival of Middle English gammlen, variant of gamenen "to play, jest, be merry," from Old English gamenian "to play, joke, pun," from gamen (see game (n.)), with form as in fumble, etc. Or possibly gamble is from a derivative of gamel "to play games" (1590s), itself likely a frequentative from game. Originally regarded as a slang word. The intrusive -b- may be from confusion with unrelated gambol (v.). Transitive meaning "to squander in gambling" is from 1808. Related: Gambled; gambling.
- gamble (n.)
- "risky venture," 1823, from gamble (v.). As "an act of gambling" by 1879.
- 1. They are not prepared to gamble their careers on this matter.
- 2. Most people visit Las Vegas to gamble their hard-earned money.
- 3. Punters are expected to gamble £70m on the Grand National.
- 4. Procter & Gamble is the leader in the mass market cosmetics industry.
- 5. So far it looks like Warner Brothers' gamble is paying off.
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