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bet

verb [I or T]
 
 
/bet/ ( past tense and past participle bet)
to risk money on something that may happen in the future: bet (sth) on sth In his opinion, no fee can compensate for the risk of betting a large chunk of a firm's capital on a single deal. bet that Some investors are betting that interest rates will rise.bet against sth You wouldn't want to bet against inflation rising later in the year.
bet the farm/ranch US informal to risk a lot of money on something that may happen in the future: I hope we attract lots of customers because we've bet the ranch on this place.
I bet (that) ( also I'll bet (that)) informal used to say that you feel certain that something is true or will happen: If the salary was high enough, I bet she'd take the job. I'll bet that only about 25% of those bottles are recycled.
Translations of “bet”
in Arabic يُراهِن…
in Korean 돈을 걸다…
in Malaysian bertaruh…
in French parier (sur)…
in Turkish bahse girmek, iddiaya girmek…
in Italian scommettere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 打賭, 賭博, 敢肯定…
in Russian ставить, держать пари…
in Polish obstawiać, zakładać się…
in Vietnamese đánh cuộc…
in Spanish apostar…
in Portuguese apostar…
in Thai พนัน…
in German wetten…
in Catalan apostar…
in Japanese (金を)~にかける…
in Indonesian bertaruh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打赌, 赌博, 敢断定…
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