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guessverb [I or T]

uk   /ɡes/ us   /ɡes/
A2 to give an answer to a particular question when you do not have all the facts and so cannot be certain if you are correct: I didn't know the answer, so I had to guess. On the last question, she guessed right/wrong. [+ question word] Guess when this was built. [+ (that)] I guessed (that) she was your sister. She asked me to guess her age. I guessed the total amount to be about £50,000.
A2 to give the correct answer or make the correct judgment: [+ question word] I bet you can't guess how old he is. She guessed the answer on her first try. "You have a new job, don't you?" "Yes, how did you guess?"
guess what? A2 informal
used before telling someone something interesting or surprising: Guess what? We won the game 4–0.
I guess B1 informal
used when you believe something is true or likely but are not certain: [+ (that)] I guess (that) things are pretty hard for you now.

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guessnoun [C]

uk   /ɡes/ us   /ɡes/
B1 an attempt to give the right answer when you are not certain if you are correct: Go on - have/make a guess. Both teams made some wild guesses (= made without much thought), none of which were right.
someone's opinion about something that is formed without any knowledge of the situation: "I wonder why she's not here." "My guess is that her car has broken down."
be anyone's guess
If a piece of information is anyone's guess, no one knows it: "So what's going to happen now?" "That's anyone's guess."

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guessverb [I/T]

us   /ɡes/
to give an answer to a question when you do not have all the facts and so cannot be certain if you are right: [I] I didn’t know the answer, so I had to guess. [+ (that) clause] He guessed (that) she was about 50.
To guess can also mean to give the correct answer: [T] She guessed the right answer.
To guess also means to think or believe: [T] My plane leaves in an hour, so I guess I’d better be going. [T] "Is he going to call you back?" "I guess so."

guessnoun [C]

us   /ɡes/
an attempt to give the right answer when you are not certain if you are right: Go on, take a guess.
Someone’s guess is also an opinion about something, formed without any knowledge of the situation: I don’t know why she’s late, but my guess is she got off at the wrong exit.
(Definition of guess from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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