An example of to bet is to put $10 down that a certain horse will win at the track.
An example of a bet is money placed on a certain team winning the World Series.
Made a bet that it would stop raining before 2:00.
A bet of $50.
Our team is a sure bet to win.
I bet they were surprised by the news.
I bet them that we would be first.
He's the best bet for the job.
I bet he'll be late.
- Of course; surely.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of bet
- Origin unknown
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Named after its inventors Brunau, Emmett and Teller.