bet


bet
I UK [bet] / US verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word forms "bet":
present tense I/you/we/they bet he/she/it bets present participle betting past tense bet past participle bet
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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.

don't bet on it/I wouldn't bet on itspoken used for expressing a doubt about something

"He said he'd meet us there." – "I wouldn't bet on it!"

I bet/I'll betspoken used for saying that you understand or agree with what someone has just said; I bet/I'll bet (that)

spoken used for saying that you are sure about something


"I couldn't say no to an offer like that." – "I'll bet!"

I bet Charles has taken it.

I bet you the train will be late.

you can bet your life/your bottom dollarspoken used for saying that you are sure something will happen or is true

You can bet your life she'll insist on coming too.


II UK [bet] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "bet":
singular bet plural bets
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an agreement in which you bet money on what will happen, or the amount of money that you bet
have a bet on someone/something:

He likes to have a bet on his home team, even though they always lose.

place/put/lay a bet on:

I placed my bet on red, and won.

take a bet (on someone/something):

They're taking bets on whether he'll marry her.

win/lose a bet:

He passed his driving test, so I won my bet.

the/someone's best bet — the thing or action that gives the best chance of a successful result

Our best bet would be to take the train.

a good/safe bet — something that is likely to happen, or someone or something that is likely to be successful

a good/safe bet for:

Madrid is a good bet for hot weather at this time of year.

a good/safe bet (that):

It's a safe bet that the others won't make the same mistake.

See:

English dictionary. 2014.

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