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wager

noun [C] uk   /ˈweɪ.dʒər/ us    /-dʒɚ/
an amount of money that you risk in the hope of winning more, by trying to guess something uncertain, or the agreement that you make to take this risk: She put a cash wager of £50 on the biggest horse race of the year. He tried to eat 50 hard-boiled eggs, for a wager.
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wager

verb uk   /ˈweɪ.dʒər/ us    /-dʒɚ/
[I or T] to risk money by guessing the result of something: [+ two objects, + , + that] I'll wager you £5 that they'll get there first. [I] old-fashioned used to say that you are certain that something is true or will happen in the future: [+ (that)] I'd wager (that) she's interested in you.
Translations of “wager”
in Spanish apuesta…
in French pari…
in German die Wette…
in Chinese (Traditional) 賭注, 打賭…
in Russian ставить на что-либо…
in Turkish bahse para koymak, şans oyunlarına para yatırmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 赌注, 打赌…
in Polish stawiać…
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