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Make a guess and then check it on your calculator.
Take a guess at what’s behind this screen.
We can only hazard a guess at what happened.
a guess as to the number of people who might come
At a rough guess, I’d say there were twenty people in the room.
OK, I’ll make a wild guess, but I really don’t know.
The researchers made several inspired guesses about how the brain works.
I could probably make an educated guess.
At a guess, she thought the house must have been built between the wars.
What this all means is anybody’s guess.
It’s anyone’s guess who’ll win the election.
This is the American English definition of guess. View British English definition of guess.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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