1. take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

    Synonyms : adventure, chance, hazard, risk, run a risk, take a chance, take chances
    Type Of : essay, attempt, assay, try, seek
  2. a risky act or venture

    Type Of : peril, danger, risk
  3. money that is risked for possible monetary gain

    Type Of : speculation, venture
  4. play games for money

    Type Of : play


  1. to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match

    Synonyms : grip
    Type Of : clutch, prehend, seize
    Examples :
    • the two men grappled with each other for several minutes
  2. a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope

    Synonyms : grapnel, grappler, grappling hook, grappling iron
    Type Of : tool
  3. succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available

    Synonyms : contend, cope, deal, get by, make do, make out, manage
    Type Of : act, move
  4. a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam

    Synonyms : clamshell
    Type Of : dredging bucket
  5. the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat

    Synonyms : grappling, hand-to-hand struggle, wrestle, wrestling
    Type Of : struggle


  1. a specialist in geology

    Type Of : scientist


  1. affording satisfaction or pleasure

    Synonyms : enjoyable, pleasurable
    Examples :
    • found her praise gratifying
  2. pleasing to the mind or feeling

    Synonyms : sweet


  1. a linguist who specializes in the study of grammar and syntax

    Synonyms : syntactician
    Type Of : linguist, linguistic scientist


  1. rotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction

    Synonyms : gyro
    Type Of : rotating mechanism


  1. an artful or simulated semblance

    Synonyms : pretence, pretense, pretext
    Type Of : color, colour, gloss, semblance
    Examples :
    • under the guise of friendship he betrayed them

get off

  1. get high, stoned, or drugged

    Synonyms : trip, trip out, turn on
  2. transfer

    Synonyms : send, send off
    Type Of : transfer
  3. get out of quickly

    Synonyms : hop out
    Type Of : exit, get out, go out, leave
  4. send via the postal service

    Synonyms : mail
    Type Of : send, send out
  5. alight from (a horse)

    Synonyms : dismount, get down, light, unhorse
    Type Of : descend, go down, fall, come down
  6. escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action

    Synonyms : escape, get away, get by, get out
    Type Of : avoid
  7. deliver verbally

    Type Of : verbalize, express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise
  8. enjoy in a sexual way

    Type Of : love, enjoy
  9. leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.

    Antonyms : get on
    Type Of : leave, get out, go out, exit
  10. cause to be acquitted; get off the hook; in a legal case

get on

  1. get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)

    Synonyms : board
    Antonyms : get off
    Type Of : move into, come in, enter, get in, get into, go in, go into
  2. appear in a show, on T.V. or radio

    Synonyms : be on
    Type Of : air
  3. get up on the back of

    Synonyms : bestride, climb on, hop on, jump on, mount, mount up
    Type Of : move
  4. grow old or older

    Synonyms : age, maturate, mature, senesce
    Type Of : develop
  5. develop in a positive way

    Synonyms : advance, come along, come on, get along, progress, shape up
    Type Of : develop
  6. have smooth relations

    Synonyms : get along, get along with, get on with
    Type Of : relate
  7. grow late or (of time) elapse

    Type Of : approach, come near


  1. any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream

    Synonyms : secreter, secretor, secretory organ
    Type Of : organ