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bet

verb [I, T]
 
 
/bet/ ( present participle betting, past tense and past participle bet)
to risk money on the result of a game, competition, etc: He lost all his money betting on horses. [+ two objects + (that)] I bet him a dollar that I was right.Gambling and bookmakingTaking risks
I bet informal B1 something that you say to show that you believe that something is true or will happen: [+ (that)] I bet that he's forgotten my birthday again.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trappingInterjectionsSounds used as interjections
You bet! mainly US informal used to say that you will do something with enthusiasm: "Are you going to Pam's party?" "You bet!"Intensifying expressions
Translations of “bet”
in Korean 돈을 걸다…
in Arabic يُراهِن…
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 Spanish apostar…
in Portuguese apostar…
in German wetten…
in Catalan apostar…
in Japanese (金を)~にかける…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打赌, 赌博, 敢断定…
(Definition of bet verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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