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bet

noun [C]
 
 
/bet/
an act of risking money on something that may happen in the future: make a bet on sth A lot of people made a bet on housing and lost.a bet pays off He borrowed heavily to start the business, and the bet has paid off.
a guess or opinion: Jenson's bet is that properties will remain scarce and rents will keep rising. →  See also spread bet
a fair/good/safe bet something that is likely to happen or have a good result in the future: The bank says this account is a safe bet and a good alternative to investing in shares.
sb's best bet the decision or choice that someone can make that is likely to have the best result: Your best bet would be to sell the shares.
Translations of “bet”
in Korean 내기, 베팅…
in Arabic رِهان…
in French pari…
in Turkish bahis, iddia…
in Italian scommessa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 賭注, 猜想, 想法…
in Russian пари, ставка…
in Polish zakład…
in Spanish apuesta…
in Portuguese aposta…
in German die Wette…
in Catalan aposta, juguesca…
in Japanese 賭け…
in Chinese (Simplified) 赌注, 猜想, 想法…
(Definition of bet noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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