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betverb [I/T]

 us   /bet/ (present participle betting, past tense and past participle bet)
to risk a sum of money on the unknown result of an event in the hope of winning more money than you have risked: [T] He went to the race track and bet $2 on a horse. [I] I bet that the Yankees won’t win the pennant this year. If you bet someone that something is true or will happen, you think it is likely: [T] I bet (you) she missed the bus.

betnoun [C]

 us   /bet/
an agreement to risk money on the unknown result of an event: He placed a bet on the race. A bet is also a guess or opinion: My bet is that the senator will decide not to run again. A bet is also a chance or opportunity: Putting your savings in a high-interest account is a good bet/your best bet.
Translations of “bet”
in Arabic يُراهِن…
in Korean 돈을 걸다…
in Malaysian bertaruh…
in French parier (sur)…
in Turkish bahse girmek, iddiaya girmek…
in Italian scommettere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 打賭, 賭博, 敢肯定…
in Russian ставить, держать пари…
in Polish obstawiać, zakładać się…
in Vietnamese đánh cuộc…
in Spanish apostar…
in Portuguese apostar…
in Thai พนัน…
in German wetten…
in Catalan apostar…
in Japanese (金を)~にかける…
in Indonesian bertaruh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打赌, 赌博, 敢断定…
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