I UK [bet] / US
Word forms "bet":
present tense I/you/we/they bet he/she/it bets present participle betting past tense bet past participle bet
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 rightbet on:bet something on something:
Thousands of people bet on the result of the match.bet (someone) that:
I bet £10 on each of the horses.
He bet me £20 that I couldn't keep quiet for ten minutes.•
don't bet on it/I wouldn't bet on it— spoken used for expressing a doubt about something
"He said he'd meet us there." – "I wouldn't bet on it!"spoken used for saying that you are sure about something
I bet/I'll bet— spoken used for saying that you understand or agree with what someone has just said; I bet/I'll bet (that)
"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 dollar— spoken used for saying that you are sure something will happen or is true
You can bet your life she'll insist on coming too.- you bet
II UK [bet] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "bet":
singular bet plural bets
an agreement in which you bet money on what will happen, or the amount of money that you bethave a bet on someone/something:place/put/lay a bet on:
He likes to have a bet on his home team, even though they always lose.take a bet (on someone/something):
I placed my bet on red, and won.win/lose a bet:
They're taking bets on whether he'll marry her.
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 for:
a good/safe bet— something that is likely to happen, or someone or something that is likely to be successfula good/safe bet (that):
Madrid is a good bet for hot weather at this time of year.
It's a safe bet that the others won't make the same mistake.See:
English dictionary. 2014.
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