Definition of Take chances

1. Verb. Take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome. "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

Exact synonyms: Adventure, Chance, Gamble, Hazard, Risk, Run A Risk, Take A Chance
Generic synonyms: Assay, Attempt, Essay, Seek, Try
Specialized synonyms: Go For Broke, Luck It, Luck Through
Derivative terms: Adventure, Adventurer, Adventurer, Chance, Gamble, Gambler, Hazard, Risk



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take Chances

take action
take advantage
take after
take against
take aim
take apart
take arms
take away
take away from
take back
take by storm
take care
take care of
take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves
take chances (current term)
take charge
take command
take control
take courage
take cover
take delight in
take down
take down a peg
take effect
take exception
take exception to
take fire
take five
take flight

Literary usage of Take chances

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Agricultural Economics: A Selection of Materials in which Economic by Edwin Griswold Nourse (1916)
"THE WILL TO take chances' BY HA MILLIS The strong desire of the Japanese to lease land is explained by several facts. In the first place, the members of ..."

2. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... risk (1. hazard l. stake) [one's life, henkensä], place (1. put) .. in Jeopardy, Jeopardize, take Chances ..."

3. Debates in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918 by Massachusetts Constitutional Convention (1919)
"Mr. ADAMS: Frankly, Mr. President, I would rather take chances as we are, because, there we have something which at least is now comprehended. ..."

4. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie (1890)
"To induce others tobe- of selling lottery tickets contrary to come patrons of, or to take chances and the act of March 7th, 1873, prohibiting purchase ..."

5. Drill Work, Methods and Costs: A Practical Treatise Covering the Methods by Ray Rochester Sanderson (1911)
"Drillers in the oil regions sometimes take chances in such material in an endeavor to get a hole of a certain size down to a firm stratum so that the hole ..."

6. Agricultural Economics: A Selection of Materials in which Economic by Edwin Griswold Nourse (1916)
"THE WILL TO take chances' BY HA MILLIS The strong desire of the Japanese to lease land is explained by several facts. In the first place, the members of ..."

7. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... risk (1. hazard l. stake) [one's life, henkensä], place (1. put) .. in Jeopardy, Jeopardize, take Chances ..."

8. Debates in the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1917-1918 by Massachusetts Constitutional Convention (1919)
"Mr. ADAMS: Frankly, Mr. President, I would rather take chances as we are, because, there we have something which at least is now comprehended. ..."

9. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by David Shephard Garland, John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie (1890)
"To induce others tobe- of selling lottery tickets contrary to come patrons of, or to take chances and the act of March 7th, 1873, prohibiting purchase ..."

10. Drill Work, Methods and Costs: A Practical Treatise Covering the Methods by Ray Rochester Sanderson (1911)
"Drillers in the oil regions sometimes take chances in such material in an endeavor to get a hole of a certain size down to a firm stratum so that the hole ..."

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