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guess

noun [C]     /ɡes/
B1 an attempt to give the right answer when you are not certain if you are correct : Go on - have/make (US take) a guess. Both teams made some wild guesses (= made without much thought ), none of which were right . "What's the time ?" "It's about five o'clock, at a guess (= without knowing exactly )."Guesses and assumptions someone's opinion about something that is formed without any knowledge of the situation : "I wonder why she's not here." "My guess is that her car has broken down."Guesses and assumptions be anyone's guess If a piece of information is anyone's guess, no one knows it: "So what's going to happen now?" "That's anyone's guess."Confusion, confusing and feeling confused
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