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bet

 (bĕt)
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: made a bet that it would stop raining before 2:00.
2. An amount or object risked in a wager; a stake: a bet of $50.
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 didn't 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.]

bet

(bɛt)
n
1. an agreement between two parties that a sum of money or other stake will be paid by the loser to the party who correctly predicts the outcome of an event
2. (Gambling, except Cards) the money or stake risked
3. (Gambling, except Cards) the predicted result in such an agreement: his bet was that the horse would win.
4. (Gambling, except Cards) a person, event, etc, considered as likely to succeed or occur: it's a good bet that they will succeed.
5. a course of action (esp in the phrase one's best bet)
6. informal an opinion; view: my bet is that you've been up to no good.
vb, bets, betting, bet or betted
7. (Gambling, except Cards) (when: intr foll by on or against) to make or place a bet with (a person or persons)
8. (Gambling, except Cards) (tr) to stake (money, etc) in a bet
9. (tr; may take a clause as object) informal to predict (a certain outcome): I bet she fails.
10. you bet informal of course; naturally
[C16: probably short for abet]

bet1

(bɛt)

v. bet bet•ted, bet•ting, v.t.
1. to wager with (someone).
2. to maintain in or as if in a bet: I bet you forgot it.
3. Informal. to be able to feel certain that (used in the phrase you bet).
v.i.
4. to make a wager.
n.
5. a pledge of a forfeit risked on some uncertain outcome; wager.
6. a thing pledged: a two-dollar bet.
7. something that is bet on: That looks like a good bet.
8. an act of betting.
9. a person or thing considered a good choice.
[1585–95]

bet2

(beɪt; bɛt)

n.

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Past participle: bet/betted
Gerund: betting

Imperative
bet
bet
Present
I bet
you bet
he/she/it bets
we bet
you bet
they bet
Preterite
I bet/betted
you bet/betted
he/she/it bet/betted
we bet/betted
you bet/betted
they bet/betted
Present Continuous
I am betting
you are betting
he/she/it is betting
we are betting
you are betting
they are betting
Present Perfect
I have bet/betted
you have bet/betted
he/she/it has bet/betted
we have bet/betted
you have bet/betted
they have bet/betted
Past Continuous
I was betting
you were betting
he/she/it was betting
we were betting
you were betting
they were betting
Past Perfect
I had bet/betted
you had bet/betted
he/she/it had bet/betted
we had bet/betted
you had bet/betted
they had bet/betted
Future
I will bet
you will bet
he/she/it will bet
we will bet
you will bet
they will bet
Future Perfect
I will have bet/betted
you will have bet/betted
he/she/it will have bet/betted
we will have bet/betted
you will have bet/betted
they will have bet/betted
Future Continuous
I will be betting
you will be betting
he/she/it will be betting
we will be betting
you will be betting
they will be betting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been betting
you have been betting
he/she/it has been betting
we have been betting
you have been betting
they have been betting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been betting
you will have been betting
he/she/it will have been betting
we will have been betting
you will have been betting
they will have been betting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been betting
you had been betting
he/she/it had been betting
we had been betting
you had been betting
they had been betting
Conditional
I would bet
you would bet
he/she/it would bet
we would bet
you would bet
they would bet
Past Conditional
I would have bet/betted
you would have bet/betted
he/she/it would have bet/betted
we would have bet/betted
you would have bet/betted
they would have bet/betted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bet - the money risked on a gamblebet - the money risked on a gamble  
gamble - money that is risked for possible monetary gain
jackpot, kitty, pot - the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
ante - (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot
kitty, pool - the combined stakes of the betters
pool - any communal combination of funds; "everyone contributed to the pool"
2.bet - the act of gamblingbet - the act of gambling; "he did it on a bet"
gambling, gaming, play - the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); "his gambling cost him a fortune"; "there was heavy play at the blackjack table"
daily double - a single bet on two horse races in the same day
exacta, perfecta - a bet that you can pick the first and second finishers in the right order
parimutuel - betting where winners share the total amount wagered
parlay - a series of wagers in which the winnings from one wager are used as a stake for the subsequent wagers
place bet - a bet that a horse will finish a race no worse than second
superfecta - a bet that you can pick the first four finishers in a race in the right order
Verb1.bet - maintain with or as if with a betbet - maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be there!"
forebode, predict, prognosticate, foretell, promise, anticipate, call - make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
bet on, gage, game, stake, punt, back - place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
2.bet - stake on the outcome of an issuebet - stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse"
gamble - play games for money
bet on, gage, game, stake, punt, back - place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
play - make bets; "Play the races"; "play the casinos in Trouville"
raise - bet more than the previous player
see - match or meet; "I saw the bet of one of my fellow players"
3.bet - have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis"
rely, trust, swear, bank - have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"

bet

verb
1. gamble, chance, stake, venture, hazard, speculate, punt (chiefly Brit.), wager, put money, risk money, pledge money, put your shirt I bet on a horse called Premonition.
2. imagine, expect, suspect, assume, guess (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), fancy, deem, infer, deduce, conjecture I bet you were good at games when you were at school.
noun
1. gamble, risk, stake, venture, pledge, speculation, hazard, flutter (informal), ante, punt, wager, long shot He made a 30 mile trip to the casino to place a bet.
2. option, plan, choice, alternative, course of action Your best bet is to choose a guest house.
3. guess, feeling, view, opinion, prediction My bet is that next year will be different.

bet

noun
1. Something risked on an uncertain outcome:
ante, pot, stake (often used in plural), wager.
2. A venture depending on chance:
verb
1. To put up as a stake in a game or speculation:
Informal: go.
2. To make a bet:
Idiom: put one's money on something.
Translations
يُراهِنُراهنرِهانمَبْلَغُ الرِّهانمُراهَنه، رِهان
sázkavsaditvklad
væddevæddemålindsatsspille
lyödä vetoavetomahdollisuusveikata
להתערב
kladiti seoklada
taruh
veîféveîjaveîmál
賭ける賭け
내기내기를 하다
eiti lažybųlažyboslošimasloštilygūs šansai
derētderībasderību summasaderētbūt
weddenweddenschaper op kunnen rekenener van op aan kunnengokken
staviťstávkovaťvsadiť
stavastaviti
slå vadvad
การพนันพนัน
bahisbahse girmekbahse yatırılan paraiddiaiddiaya tutuşmak
cá cượcvụ cá cược

bet

[bet] (bet (pt, pp))
A. VI
1. (= place bet) → apostar
I'm not a betting manno me gusta apostar
to bet against sbapostar que algn va a perder
to bet on sth/sbapostar a or por algo/por algn
I bet on the wrong horseaposté por el or al caballo que no debía
they are forbidden to bet on their own racestienen prohibido apostar en sus propias carreras
2. (= be certain) don't bet on it!; I wouldn't bet on it!¡no estés tan seguro!
(do you) want to bet or a bet?¿qué te apuestas or juegas?
"are you going?" - "you bet!"-¿vas a ir? -¡hombre, claro! or (LAm) -¡cómo no!
"I'm so relieved it's all over" - "I'll bet"-es un alivio que todo haya pasado -ya me lo imagino
B. VT
1. (= stake) [+ money] → apostar, jugar
I bet £10 on a horse called Premonitionaposté 10 libras a or por un caballo llamado Premonition, jugué 10 libras a un caballo llamado Premonition
he bet them (that) they would losehizo una apuesta con ellos a que perdían
he bet them £500 that they would loseles apostó or jugó 500 libras a que perdían
2. (= predict) → apostar, jugarse
I bet you anything or any money he won't comete apuesto or me juego lo que quieras a que no viene
you can bet she'll be therepuedes tener por seguro que estará allí
"I bet I can jump over that stream" - "I bet you can't!"-¡a que puedo saltar ese arroyo! -¡a que no!
"it wasn't easy" - "I bet it wasn't"-no fue fácil -ya me imagino que no
you can bet your bottom dollar or your life thatpuedes apostarte lo que quieras a que ...
"did you tell him off?" - "you bet your life I did!"-¿le reñiste? -¡ya lo creo!
C. N
1. (= stake) → apuesta f
a £5 betuna apuesta de 5 libras
I had a bet on that horsehabía apostado por ese caballo
I've made a bet with him that he can't do itle he hecho una apuesta a que no puede hacerlo
they placed bets on who could get her to talkapostaron a ver quién podía hacerla hablar
place your bets!¡hagan sus apuestas!
to take betsaceptar apuestas
see also hedge
2. (= prediction) it's my bet he's up to no goodapuesto a que está tramando algo
it's a fair or good bet that interest rates will go upes muy posible que los tipos de interés van a subir
he's a good bet for presidentes el que más posibilidades tiene de conseguir la presidencia
3. (= option) it's our best betes la mejor opción que tenemos
your best or safest bet is to keep quiet about itlo mejor que puedes hacer es no decir nada
these companies are a safe bet for investorsestas compañías no presentan ningún riesgo para los inversores

bet

[ˈbɛt]
n
(= wager) → pari m
to place a bet → parier
to have a bet → parier
to be a good bet (= best course of action) → être la meilleure chose à faire
it is a good bet that ... (= very likely) → il y a de fortes chances que ...
it is a safe bet that ... (= very likely) → il y a de fortes chances que ...
to hedge one's bets (= play safe) → se couvrir; (financially)répartir les risques
my bet is (that) ..., it's my bet (that) ... → je parie que ...
want a bet? → tu paries?
vb [bet or betted] (pt, pp)
vt [+ money] → parier
to bet sb 100 pounds that ... → parier 100 livres à qn que ...
to bet money on a horse → miser sur un cheval
I bet you (that) ... → je te parie que ...
I bet you he won't come → Je te parie qu'il ne viendra pas.
to bet (that) ... → parier que ...
I bet he forgot → Je parie qu'il a oublié.
you bet your life! (= absolutely) → et comment!
viparier
to bet on (= put money on) [+ horse] → miser sur, jouer; [+ result] → parier sur
I wouldn't bet on it → je n'en mettrais pas ma main au feu
you bet! (= absolutely) → bien sûr!
do you want to bet? (implying disbelief)qu'est-ce que tu paries?, tu paries?beta blocker [ˈbiːtəblɒkər] nbétabloquant mbeta carotene [ˈbiːtəˈkærətiːn] nbétacarotène m

bet

vb: pret, ptp <bet>
nWette f (→ on auf +acc); (= money etc staked)Wetteinsatz m; to make or have a bet with somebodymit jdm wetten, mit jdm eine Wette eingehen; I have a bet (on) with him that …ich habe mit ihm gewettet, dass …; it’s a good or safe/bad betdas ist ein sicherer/schlechter Tip; it’s a good or safe bet he’ll be in the barer ist bestimmt or garantiert in der Kneipe; Liverpool look a good or safe bet for the championshipLiverpool hat gute Aussichten auf den Meistertitel; he’s a bad bet for the jober ist nichts für diese Arbeit (inf); all bets are off (fig)es ist unmöglich vorauszusagen, was passieren wird
vt
(Gambling) → wetten, setzen (→ against gegen/on auf +acc); I bet him £5ich habe mit ihm (um) £ 5 gewettet; to bet ten to onezehn gegen eins wetten
(inf: = wager) → wetten; I bet he’ll come!wetten, dass er kommt! (inf); I’ll bet you anything (you like)ich gehe mit dir jede Wette (darauf) ein; bet you!wetten! (inf); you can bet your boots or your bottom dollar that …Sie können Gift darauf nehmen, dass … (inf); bet you I can! (inf)wetten, dass ich das kann! (inf)
viwetten; to bet on a horse/horsesauf ein Pferd/Pferde setzen or wetten, Pferdewetten abschließen; don’t bet on itdarauf würde ich nicht wetten; you bet! (inf)und ob! (inf); (do you) want to bet?(wollen wir) wetten?

bet

[bɛt] (bet or betted (vb: pt, pp))
1. nscommessa
to put a bet on → fare una scommessa su
it's a safe bet (fig) → è molto probabile
2. vi to bet (on)scommettere (su)
to bet on a horse → scommettere or puntare su un cavallo
are you going? - you bet! (fam) → ci vai? - ci puoi giurare!
I'm not a betting man → non sono uno scommettitore
3. vtscommettere
he bet £5 on the favourite → ha giocato or puntato 5 sterline sul favorito
I bet you a pound that ... → scommettiamo una sterlina che...
I bet he doesn't come (fam) → scommetto che non viene
you can bet your life that ... (fam) → puoi scommetterci la testa che...

bet

(bet) past tense, past participles bet, ~ˈbetted verb
(often with on) to gamble (usually with money) eg on a racehorse. I'm betting on that horse.
noun
1. an act of betting. I won my bet.
2. a sum of money betted. Place your bets.
an even bet
an equal chance.
take a bet (often with on)
to bet. Are you willing to take a bet on whether he'll come or not?
you bet
certainly; of course.

bet

رِهان, يُراهِنُ sázka, vsadit (se) vædde, væddemål Wette, wetten στοίχημα, στοιχηματίζω apostar, apuesta lyödä vetoa, veto pari, parier kladiti se, oklada scommessa, scommettere 賭け, 賭ける 내기, 내기를 하다 wedden, weddenschap vedde, veddemål zakład, założyć się aposta, apostar пари, ставить slå vad, vad การพนัน, พนัน bahis, bahse girmek cá cược, vụ cá cược
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I bet I'll take some o' these frills out o' you before I'm done with you.
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The pipes began to be puffed in a silence which had an air of severity; the more important customers, who drank spirits and sat nearest the fire, staring at each other as if a bet were depending on the first man who winked; while the beer-drinkers, chiefly men in fustian jackets and smock-frocks, kept their eyelids down and rubbed their hands across their mouths, as if their draughts of beer were a funereal duty attended with embarrassing sadness.
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