Synonyms of gamble in English:


See US English definition of gamble

See UK English definition of gamble

See Spanish definition of jugar


1‘I go to the races when I want to gamble’

bet, wager, place a bet, lay a bet, stake money on something, back the horses, try one's luck on the horses
informal play the ponies
British informal punt, chance one's arm, have a flutter
rare game

2‘we gambled today and we were fortunate to get away with it’

take a chance, take a risk, take a leap in the dark, leave things to chance, speculate, venture, buy a pig in a poke
North American take a flyer
informal stick one's neck out, go out on a limb
British informal chance one's arm

3‘he gambled on finding someone to give him a lift’

act in the hope of, trust in, take a chance on, bank on


1‘his grandfather enjoyed a gamble’

bet, wager, speculation
game of chance
British informal flutter, punt

2‘I took a gamble and it paid off’

risk, chance, hazard, speculation, venture, random shot, leap in the dark
pig in a poke, pot luck, blind bargain