bet - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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present tense
present participlebetting
past tensebet
past participlebet
  1. to risk an amount of money by saying what you think will happen, especially in a race or game. You lose the money if you are wrong and win more if you are right
    bet on:

    Thousands of people bet on the result of the match.

    bet something on something:

    I bet £10 on each of the horses.

    bet (someone) that:

    He bet me £20 that I couldn’t keep quiet for ten minutes.

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