bet on


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bet on - place a bet onbet on - place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
ante - place one's stake
parlay, double up - stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager
wager, bet, play - stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse"
References in classic literature ?
Lydgate was playing well, and felt confident; the bets were dropping round him, and with a swift glancing thought of the probable gain which might double the sum he was saving from his horse, he began to bet on his own play, and won again and again.
He continued to bet on his own play, but began often to fail.
Or, you'll lose your bet on the cotton crop, by keeping him out of the field, just at this very press.