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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.
See also: away, gamble
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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