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gamble (something) away

To lose or deplete the entirety of something through gambling. Please tell me you didn't gamble away our savings at the poker game tonight.
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gamble something away

to lose all of something by gambling. He gambled all his money away. He gambled away all his money.
See also: away, gamble
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The possibility that Dunstan had played him the ugly trick of riding away with Wildfire, to return at the end of a month, when he had gambled away or otherwise squandered the price of the horse, was a fear that urged itself upon him more, even, than the thought of an accidental injury; and now that the dance at Mrs.
"He would have thought twice before he gambled away his fortune on the turf; and he might have been alive here among us, instead of dying an exile in a foreign land," said Sir Patrick, finishing the sentence which the other had begun.
He also talks to engineer Michael, who came close to losing his partner and children over his addiction and the huge debts he racked up, and a mum who sobs as she reveals she's gambled away the money for her son's birthday presents.
More than 10 years on, we are still paying for the sins of the bankers and the greedy investors who gambled away our financial stability.
Inquiries revealed they had a table permanently reserved for them at a casino in Colombo, Sri Lanka and gambled away the ill-gotten wealth.
A trader who gambled away PS1.4billion in Britain's biggest banking fraud wants to stay in Scotland.
"This fire official bet she wouldn't be caught as she gambled away public money and violated the trust of her community," DiNapoli said, in a statement.
Police in Uttar Pradesh is on a hunt for a man who had gambled away his wife and two children.
The Arsenal defender had gambled away the fortune from his 20-year career.
Neophyte Senator Sherwin Gatchalian wants a government review of its policy on gambling and gaming to make it difficult for hard-earned money to be gambled away in casinos.
He has gambled away chalcedony and jade for more feathers.
Just days before it was revealed "NYPD Blue" and "Deadwood" creator David Milch had, over the course of decades, gambled away an estimated $100 million fortune, leaving him $17 million in debt, the asking price of his sublimely picturesque compound on Massachusetts' Martha's Vineyard was slashed from nearly $9 million to a sliver under $7 million.
Mr Gilruth had gambled away money that was for the electricity bill."
WORCESTER -- A Holden mother of two was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a half in federal prison for stealing nearly $1 million from her in-laws in an attempt to win back money she gambled away online.
Roughly two weeks after beating a top five player for the first time in his career, Ernests Gulbis lost big in a Latvian casino saying that he "gambled away a percentage of my winnings."