She bet £500,000 on the horse that came in second.
[ + two objects, + (, that, ) ] I bet you $25 (that) I'll get there before you.
I bet (that) he won't come.
- On the face of it, it seems like a bargain, but I bet there are hidden costs.
- I bet that computer knocked you back a few thousand.
- "I bet you can't eat all that food on your plate." "Is that a challenge?"
- I bet you can't guess how old he is.
- I bet she wishes (that) she'd never got involved in the whole affair.
betnoun [ C ]uk /bet/ us /bet/
She had / a bet on the race.
- She's never put a bet on a race before.
- He never usually remembers my birthday, so it's a safe bet he'll forget again this time!
- He went down to the bookmaker's in Chesterton Road to place a bet on the race.
- They were placing bets on who would win.
- After winning a couple of bets, he thought he was on a winning streak.
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