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English definition of “bet”

bet

verb [I/T]    /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 .
(Definition of bet verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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