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wagernoun [C]

uk   /ˈweɪ.dʒər/  us   /ˈweɪ.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-boiled eggs, for a wager.
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wagerverb

uk   /ˈweɪ.dʒər/  us   /ˈweɪ.dʒɚ/
[I or T] to risk money by guessing the result of something: More than $2 billion was wagered legally on sports 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)

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wagernoun [C]

 us   /ˈweɪ·dʒər/
an agreement to risk money on the unknown result 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 risk money on the unknown result 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 likely idea: [+ that clause] I would wager that not one person in ten could tell an expensive wine from a cheaper one.
(Definition of wager from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wager”
in Vietnamese sự cá cược…
in Spanish apuesta, apostar…
in Malaysian pertaruhan…
in Thai การพนัน…
in French pari…
in German die Wette…
in Chinese (Traditional) 賭注, 打賭…
in Russian ставить на что-либо…
in Turkish bahse para koymak, şans oyunlarına para yatırmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 赌注, 打赌…
in Indonesian taruhan…
in Polish stawiać…
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