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แทงกั๊ก  thaaengM gakH
pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiแทง-กั๊ก
IPAtʰɛːŋ kák
Royal Thai General Systemthaengkak

 [verb]
definition
to place a bet on both sides; to hedge one's bets

sample
sentences
หนังสือพิมพ์ฉบับนี้แทงกั๊ก เขียนสนับสนุนทั้งฝ่ายรัฐบาลและฝ่ายค้าน
nangR seuuR phimM chaL bapL neeH thaaengM gakH khiianR saL napL saL noonR thangH faaiL ratH thaL baanM laeH faaiL khaanH
"This edition of the newspaper is hedging its bets; (the editors) wrote an article which supports both the government and the opposition."
ประชาธิปัตย์จึงเหนื่อยหนัก ใครขออะไรคงต้องให้ เพราะอำนาจต่อรองแสนน้อยนิด แต่เอาเข้าจริงแล้ว เหลียวซ้ายแลขวา เพื่อนแทงกั๊กกันหมด ด้วยไม่มีใครอยากตกรถขบวนสุดท้ายทางการเมือง ตกแล้วตกยาว
bpraL chaaM thiH bpatL jeungM neuuayL nakL khraiM khaawR aL raiM khohngM dtawngF haiF phrawH amM naatF dtaawL raawngM saaenR naawyH nitH dtaaeL aoM khaoF jingM laaeoH liaaoR saaiH laaeM khwaaR pheuuanF thaaengM gakH ganM mohtL duayF maiF meeM khraiM yaakL dtohkL rohtH khaL buaanM sootL thaaiH thaangM gaanM meuuangM dtohkL laaeoH dtohkL yaaoM
"The Democrats are thus very weary. They have to give whatever anyone demands because their bargaining power is so limited. However, in reality, whether they look to the left or to the right, all of their allies are hedging their bets. None of them wants to miss the political bus. Once they are out [of power] they have a long wait to get back in."

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