English to English
1. a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
2. That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss.
3. take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
When you buy these stocks you are gambling
4. put at risk
I will stake my good reputation for this
5. To risk, or hazard; jeopard; to venture.
6. To try the chance; to take the risk.