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Noun
An act of betting a sum of money
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“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.”
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A candidate or option offering a specified likelihood of success
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“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.”
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A person or thing that is a source of hope
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A thing that may be chosen or done out of several possible alternatives
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One who aspires to a position, office or award
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A means of raising money by selling numbered tickets, one or some of which are subsequently drawn at random, the holder or holders of such tickets winning a prize
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
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“The polls as I write make it a mug's game to bet on the outcome of the presidential election.”
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Used to express certainty
“In the final analysis, I bet that pay-for-play won't work.”
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To believe without reason
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“I bet you were good at games when you were at school.”
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(rely on/upon one) To depend on with full trust or confidence
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To have had an opinion of
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