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Meaning of “wager” in the English Dictionary

"wager" in British English

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wagernoun [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 ​race. He ​tried to ​eat 50 ​hard-boiledeggs, for a wager.
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wagerverb

uk   /ˈweɪ.dʒər/  us   /-dʒɚ/
[I or T] to ​riskmoney by ​guessing the ​result of something: More than $2 ​billion was wagered ​legally onsports in Nevada in the last 12 ​months. He is so ​confident of ​victory he has wagered on himself. [+ two objects, + , that] I'll wager you £5 that they'll get there first. [I, + (, that, )] old-fashioned used to say that you are ​certain that something is ​true or will ​happen in the ​future: I'd wager (that) she's ​interested in you. He ​regrets doing that, I'll wager.
(Definition of wager from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wager" in American English

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wagernoun [C]

 us   /ˈweɪ·dʒər/
an ​agreement to ​riskmoney on the ​unknownresult of an ​event in the ​hope of ​winning more ​money than you have risked, or the ​amount of ​money risked; a ​bet

wagerverb

 us   /ˈweɪ·dʒər/
to ​riskmoney on the ​unknownresult of an ​event in the ​hope of ​winning more ​money than you have risked, or the ​amount of ​money risked; ​bet: [T] Over $2 million was wagered. To wager is also to ​suggest as a ​likelyidea: [+ that clause] I would wager that not one ​person in ten could ​tell an ​expensivewine from a ​cheaper one.
(Definition of wager from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wager”
in Spanish apuesta…
in Vietnamese sự cá cược…
in Malaysian pertaruhan…
in Thai การพนัน…
in French pari…
in German die Wette…
in Chinese (Simplified) 赌注, 打赌…
in Turkish bahse para koymak, şans oyunlarına para yatırmak…
in Russian ставить на что-либо…
in Indonesian taruhan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 賭注, 打賭…
in Polish stawiać…
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