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bet  (bt)
n.
1. 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.
2. An amount or object risked in a wager; a stake.
3. One on which a stake is or can be placed: Our team is a sure bet to win.
4.
a. A plan or an option considered with regard to its probable consequence: Your best bet is to make reservations ahead of time.
b. Informal A view or opinion, especially about something that cannot be known at the present time: My bet is that the rain will hold off. My bet is he didnt do it.
v. bet or bet·ted, bet·ting, bets
v.tr.
1. To stake (an amount, for example) in a bet.
2. To make a bet with: I bet them that we would be first.
3. To make a bet on (a contestant or an outcome).
4. To maintain confidently, as if making a bet: I bet they were surprised by the news.
v.intr.
To make or place a bet.
Idiom:
you bet Informal
Of course; surely.

[Origin unknown.]
Synonyms: bet, ante, pot1, stake, wager
These nouns denote something valuable risked on an uncertain outcome: placed a 50-dollar bet in the first race; raising the ante in a poker game; won the whole pot at cards; played for high stakes; laid a wager on who would win.


bet  /bt/  n. 1 an agreement that the person in the wrong must give the other s.t., such as a sum of money, etc.: People place bets on sporting events. 2 the terms of a bet: The bet is that our team will score 20 points more than yours. 3 the item or sum of money risked in a bet: The bet is $25. 4 infrml. best bet: best way, opportunity to succeed: Your best bet is to finish school, then look for a job. 5 to make a bet: to wager: She made a bet on the horse race and won.
v. betted, betting, bets 1 [T] infrml.fig. to say s.t. as in a bet: I bet its going to rain. 2 infrml.fig. to bet your bottom dollar or boots: to know s.t. is true or sure: You can bet your bottom dollar (or) your boots that the sun will come up each morning. 3 infrml. you bet: of course, certainly: You bet Id like to go to the play!

Thesaurus: bet n. 1 a wager. v. 1 to gamble, wager/predict. bet

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