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bet

 
pronunciation:
bet
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
you bet
grammatical pattern:
VERB + (that) + INDICATIVE CLAUSE
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bets, betting, bet, betted
definition 1: to agree to give up (usu. money) to another person if one's prediction of some future result does not occur.
I bet five dollars on that horse.
synonyms:
gamble, lay, stake, wager
similar words:
hazard, pledge, risk, venture
definition 2: to engage with another in such an agreement to give (usu. money).
We bet five dollars on the game.
synonyms:
wager
similar words:
gamble, pledge
definition 3: to feel sure or confident without knowing (something) as a fact.
I bet that they will cancel the game because of this rain.[VERB + (that) + INDICATIVE CLAUSE ] I bet you're tired after all that work in the yard.[VERB + (that) + INDICATIVE CLAUSE ]
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make or place a bet (often fol. by "on").
Do you ever bet on the horses?
synonyms:
gamble, game, lay, wager
similar words:
dice, play, speculate
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phrase: you bet
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an instance of betting.
This was my first bet, and I lost.
synonyms:
gamble, wager
similar words:
ante, speculation
definition 2: stake; wager.
My bet on the race was small.
synonyms:
pot, stake, wager
similar words:
ante
definition 3: anything that is the subject of a bet.
His horse is a sure bet in the next race.
synonyms:
wager
similar words:
chance, risk, speculation, venture
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