Translation of gambit in Spanish:


táctica, n.

Pronunciation /ˈɡæmbət//ˈɡambɪt/


  • 1

    táctica feminine
    a conversational / opening gambit una táctica para entablar conversación
    • One of his favourite gambits on the stump is: ‘I used to be a prizewinning actor.’
    • He also gave it an incredibly small number of conversational gambits.
    • The point, though, is that the gambit, which is ubiquitous in the public sphere, is inherently political, engages in hidden rhetorical work.
    • Assign your staff to build the sort of book on Russert's techniques, rhetorical gambits, and political obsessions that you'd want going into a debate with an opposing candidate.
    • After all, he relies on a similar gambit in his story ‘Miracle in a Bottle’ to gauge the popularity of the diet drug Zantrex.
    • The loser of this copycat election will lament all the strategic gambits that fell short in the end.
    • Despite being out of office, he persisted in his meddlesome diplomatic gambits with his friends in Germany.
    • He employs the lame gambit of saying that he doesn't need to answer them because they ‘have been conclusively refuted.’
    • Parody-accusation is all well and good, but the gambit is becoming so commonplace I fear for the very future of vitriolic anti-feminist commentary.
    • In a casting gambit that doubled as a publicity stunt he sent his assistants into rural schoolhouses to audition tens of thousands of thirteen-year-old girls.
    • Almost certainly there are other gambits in preparation to be used against us.
    • I can't usefully compare future possibilities to current capabilities, but I've noticed patterns in the conversational gambits used in such discussions.
    • The Australians believe it is a psychological gambit to use and gain advantage over the opposition.
    • You are invited to contribute some gambits of your own.
    • The prosecution made a similar gambit, less before the jury - because the facts were on its side - than to the public at large.
    • Few comedic gambits are more likely to guarantee disaster than impressions of heavily accented family members, territory that he wisely steered clear of.
    • Through these gambits, business commentators challenge the very concept of innovation.
    • He analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of individuals and armies, the tactical gambits that had won nations and lost empires.
    • The success of these gambits rests on convincing lawmakers and federal regulators that the pension is too sick to save.
    • There are special gambits for nearly all situations.
  • 2

    (in chess)
    gambito masculine
    • This book is geared toward the average player, but there is no discussion of gambit tries by white.
    • The problem is with the get-rich-quick mentality that underlies many players’ use of gambits.
    • True fans of the gambit should consider this a challenge.
    • By the time I was an ‘A’ player, gambits including the Smith-Morra were fully appreciated.
    • It's easy to recommend this book as essential material for those involved with this gambit on either side of the board.