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gamble

GAM'BLE, v.i. [from game.] To play or game for money or other stake.

GAM'BLE, v.t. To gamble away, is to squander by gaming.

Bankrupts or sots who have gambled or slept away their estates.



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GAM'BLE, v.i. [from game.] To play or game for money or other stake.

GAM'BLE, v.t. To gamble away, is to squander by gaming.

Bankrupts or sots who have gambled or slept away their estates.

GAM'BLE, v.i. [from game.]

To play or game for money or other stake.


GAM'BLE, v.t.

To gamble away, is to squander by gaming. Bankrupts or sots who have gambled or slept away their estates. Ames.


Gam"ble
  1. To play or game for money or other stake.
  2. To lose or squander by gaming] -- usually with away.

    "Bankrupts or sots who have gambled or slept away their estates." Ames.
  3. An act of gambling; a transaction or proceeding involving gambling; hence, anything involving similar risk or uncertainty.

    [Colloq.]
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Gamble

GAM'BLE, verb intransitive [from game.] To play or game for money or other stake.

GAM'BLE, verb transitive To gamble away, is to squander by gaming.

Bankrupts or sots who have gambled or slept away their estates.

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abuse

ABU'SE, v.t. s as z. [L. abutor, abusus of ab and utor, to use; Gr. to accustom. See Use.]

1. To use ill; to maltreat; to misuse; to use with bad motives or to wrong purposes; as, to abuse rights or privileges.

They that use this world as not abusing it. 1Cor. vii.

2. To violate; to defile by improper sexual intercourse.

3. To deceive; to impose on.

Nor be with all these tempting words abused.

4. To treat rudely, or with reproachful language; to revile.

He mocked and abused them shamefully.

5. To pervert the meaning of; to misapply; as to abuse words.

ABU'SE, n. Ill use; improper treatment or employment; application to a wrong purpose; as an abuse of our natural powers; an abuse of civil rights, or of religious privileges; abuse of advantages, &c.

Liberty may be endangered by the abuses of liberty, as well as by the abuses of power.

2. A corrupt practice or custom, as the abuses of government.

3. Rude speech; reproachful language addressed to a person; contumely; reviling words.

4. Seduction.

After the abuse he forsook me.

5. Perversion of meaning; improper use or application; as an abuse of words.

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corrupt

CORRUPT, v.t. [L., to break.] Literally, to break, separate or dissolve. Hence,

1. To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to separate the component parts of a body, as by a natural process, which accompanied by a fetid smell.

2. To vitiate or deprave; to change from good to bad.

Evil communications corrupt good manners. 1 Corinthians 15.

3. To waste, spoil or consume.

Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt. Matthew 6.

4. To defile or pollute. Exodus 32.

5. To entice from good and allure to evil. 2 Corinthians 11.

6. To pervert; to break, disobey or make void. Malachi 2.

7. To pervert or vitiate integrity; to bribe; as, to corrupt a judge.

8. To debase or render impure, by alterations or innovations; as, to corrupt language.

9. To pervert; to falsify; to infect with errors; as, to corrupt the sacred text.

CORRUPT, v.i.

1. To become putrid; to putrefy; to rot. Animal and vegetable substances speedily corrupt in a warm and moist air.

2. To become vitiated; to lose purity.

CORRUPT, a. [L.]

1. Changed from a sound to a putrid state, as by natural decomposition.

2. Spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound; as corrupt air, or bread.

3. Depraved; vitiated; tainted with wickedness.

They are corrupt; they have done abominable works. Psalm 14.

The earth was corrupt before God. Genesis 6.

4. Debased; rendered impure; changed to a worse state; as corrupt language.

5. Not genuine; infected with errors or mistakes. The text is corrupt.

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