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One entry found for parlay.
Main Entry: par·lay
Pronunciation: primarystresspär-secondarystresslamacr, -lemacron
Function: verb
Etymology: from parlay "to make a series of bets so that winnings from earlier bets are all wagered on later contests," from French paroli (noun) "a parlayed bet," from an Italian dialect word paroli, plural of parolo "a parlayed bet," perhaps from para "equal"
: to increase or change into something of much greater value <parlayed a drawback into an asset>

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