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verb [I/T]  us   /ɡes/
to give an answer to a question when you do not have all the facts and so cannot be certain if you are right: [I] I didn’t know the answer, so I had to guess. [+ (that) clause] He guessed (that) she was about 50. To guess can also mean to give the correct answer: [T] She guessed the right answer. To guess also means to think or believe: [T] My plane leaves in an hour, so I guess I’d better be going. [T] "Is he going to call you back?" "I guess so."


noun [C]  us   /ɡes/
an attempt to give the right answer when you are not certain if you are right: Go on, take a guess. Someone’s guess is also an opinion about something, formed without any knowledge of the situation: I don’t know why she’s late, but my guess is she got off at the wrong exit.
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