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wager

noun [C]     /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. → Synonym bet nounGambling and bookmakingTaking risks
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