parlay

Definition of parlay

par´lay
v. t.1.To wager the winnings plus the initial stake of one bet on a subsequent wager, or to engage in a series of such increased wagers.
2.To exploit success in one endeavor so as to achieve greater success in subsequent endeavors.
3.Fig., to transform a gain into something of greater value.
n.1.The act of betting the winnings from a prior bet, plus the original stake, on a subsequent bet; the second or later such bet in a series; also, a series of such bets, with the stakes for later bets coming from the winnings of earlier bets.

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