Bet meaning

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Bet is defined as to wager money in a competition.

An example of to bet is to put $10 down that a certain horse will win at the track.

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The definition of a bet is an agreement where two or more parties wager on the outcome of a situation or the amount of money made for such an agreement.

An example of a bet is money placed on a certain team winning the World Series.

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To make or place a bet.
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To stake (an amount, for example) in a bet.
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To make a bet on (a contestant or an outcome).
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An agreement usually between two parties that the one who has made an incorrect prediction about an uncertain outcome will forfeit something stipulated to the other; a wager.

Made a bet that it would stop raining before 2:00.

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An amount or object risked in a wager; a stake.

A bet of $50.

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One on which a stake is or can be placed.

Our team is a sure bet to win.

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To maintain confidently, as if making a bet.

I bet they were surprised by the news.

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An agreement between two persons that the one proved wrong about the outcome of something will do or pay what is stipulated; wager.
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To stake (money, etc.) in a bet.
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To wager with (someone)
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To make a bet or bets (on, against, with); wager.
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Between.
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(analytical chemistry) A nitrogen adsorption technique used to measure the specific surface area of a solid.
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To make a bet with.

I bet them that we would be first.

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A person, thing, or action with a (specified) likelihood of achieving success or bringing about a desired result.

He's the best bet for the job.

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To declare in or as in a bet.

I bet he'll be late.

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(informal) you bet
  • Of course; surely.
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you bet (you)!
  • certainly!
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

you bet (you)!

Origin of bet

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named after its inventors Brunau, Emmett and Teller.

    From Wiktionary