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English definition of “bet”

bet

noun [C]
 
 
/bet/
an attempt to win money on the result of a game, competition, etc: She won her bet. He put a bet on Barcelona winning on Saturday.Gambling and bookmakingTaking risks
a good bet something that would be useful, clever, or enjoyable to do: Putting your savings in a high-interest account would be a good bet.Useful or advantageous
your best bet the best decision or choice: Your best bet in terms of value would be the Regent Hotel.Taking and choosing
(Definition of bet noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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