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wager

verb     /ˈweɪ.dʒər/ US  /-dʒɚ/
[I or T] to risk money by guessing the result of something: [+ two objects, + , + that] I'll wager you £5 that they'll get there first.Gambling and bookmakingTaking risks [I] old-fashioned used to say that you are certain that something is true or will happen in the future: [+ (that)] I'd wager (that) she's interested in you.Gambling and bookmakingTaking risks
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