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wager

noun [C]  /ˈweɪ·dʒər/ us  
an agreement to risk money on the unknown result of an event in the hope of winning more money than you have risked, or the amount of money risked; a bet

wager

verb  /ˈweɪ·dʒər/ us  
to risk money on the unknown result of an event in the hope of winning more money than you have risked, or the amount of money risked; bet: [T] Over $2 million was wagered. To wager is also to suggest as a likely idea: [+ that clause] I would wager that not one person in ten could tell an expensive wine from a cheaper one.
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