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Noun
An act of betting a sum of money
“Anecdotal evidence from bookkeeping chains confirms that a new demographic is emerging, as is a new way of betting - for example, placing a bet on who will score the next goal is becoming common.”
Noun
One's opinion about a future event
“My bet is that Ebay will be sweating from the competition in a year or two.”
Noun
A candidate or option offering a specified likelihood of success
“If a person is well known, then their persona-producing capacity must be good; therefore they must be a good bet - a good worker, a good hire.”
Verb
Risk a sum of money or valued item against someone else's on the basis of the outcome of an unpredictable event such as a race or game
“The polls as I write make it a mug's game to bet on the outcome of the presidential election.”
Verb
Used to express certainty
“In the final analysis, I bet that pay-for-play won't work.”
Verb
“I bet you were good at games when you were at school.”
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