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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 Vietnamese sự cá cược…
in Spanish apuesta…
in Thai การพนัน…
in Malaysian pertaruhan…
in French pari…
in German die Wette…
in Chinese (Traditional) 賭注, 打賭…
in Indonesian taruhan…
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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