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The act of placing a bet
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for used to express certainty
“In the final analysis, I bet that pay-for-play won't work.”
“I bet you were good at games when you were at school.”
An activity characterised by a balance between winning and losing that is governed by a mixture of skill and chance, usually with money wagered on the outcome
(with clause) To believe without reason
An act of betting a sum of money
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
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