ADJ. big, huge, major | calculated | desperate It was time for a last desperate gamble. | political
VERB + GAMBLE take
GAMBLE + VERB pay off, work I took a calculated gamble and it paid off.
PREP. ~ on Backpackers with a heavy load should resist taking a gamble on the weather.
PHRASES a bit/something of a gamble Trying to find the right pension can be a bit of a gamble.