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Wager

An agreement under which each bettor pledges a certain amount to the other depending on the outcome of an unsettled matter.

Bet

An agreement usually between two parties that the one who has made an incorrect prediction about an uncertain outcome will forfeit something stipulated to the other; a wager
Made a bet that it would stop raining before 2:00.

Wager

A matter bet on; a gamble.

Bet

An amount or object risked in a wager; a stake
A bet of $50.

Wager

Something that is staked on an uncertain outcome; a bet
A wager of $20.
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Bet

One on which a stake is or can be placed
Our team is a sure bet to win.

Wager

(Archaic) A pledge of personal combat to resolve an issue or case.

Bet

A plan or an option considered with regard to its probable consequence
Your best bet is to make reservations ahead of time.

Wager

To risk or stake (an amount or possession) on an uncertain outcome; bet.

Bet

(Informal) A view or opinion, especially about something that cannot be known at the present time
My bet is that the rain will hold off. My bet is he didn't do it.
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Wager

To make a bet.

Bet

To stake (an amount, for example) in a bet.

Wager

Something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge.

Bet

To make a bet with
I bet them that we would be first.

Wager

That on which bets are laid; the subject of a bet.

Bet

To make a bet on (a contestant or an outcome).

Wager

(legal) A contract by which two parties or more agree that a certain sum of money, or other thing, shall be paid or delivered to one of them, on the happening or not happening of an uncertain event.

Bet

To maintain confidently, as if making a bet
I bet they were surprised by the news.

Wager

(legal) An offer to make oath.

Bet

To make or place a bet.

Wager

Agent noun of wage; one who wages.

Bet

A wager, an agreement between two parties that a stake (usually money) will be paid by the loser to the winner (the winner being the one who correctly forecast the outcome of an event).
Dylan owes Fletcher $30 from an unsuccessful bet.

Wager

(transitive) To bet something; to put it up as collateral.
I'd wager my boots on it.

Bet

A candidate (for elections and pageants).

Wager

To suppose; to dare say.
I'll wager that Johnson knows something about all this.

Bet

A degree of certainty.
It’s a safe bet that it will rain tomorrow.
There's a decent bet that we'll be able to reach the top of that hill in an hour.
It’s an even bet that Jim will come top of the maths test tomorrow.
There's a good bet that Sally will arrive later.

Wager

Something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge.
Besides these plates for horse races, the wagers may be as the persons please.
If any atheist can stake his soul for a wager against such an inexhaustible disproportion, let him never hereafter accuse others of credulity.

Bet

Alternative form of beth

Wager

A contract by which two parties or more agree that a certain sum of money, or other thing, shall be paid or delivered to one of them, on the happening or not happening of an uncertain event.

Bet

To stake or pledge upon the outcome of an event; to wager.

Wager

That on which bets are laid; the subject of a bet.

Bet

To be sure of something; to be able to count on something.
Fancy going for a drink after work?
You bet I do!

Wager

To hazard on the issue of a contest, or on some question that is to be decided, or on some eventuality; to lay; to stake; to bet.
And wagered with himPieces of gold 'gainst this which he wore.

Bet

(poker) To place money into the pot in order to require others do the same, usually only used for the first person to place money in the pot on each round.

Wager

To make a bet; to lay a wager.
'T was merry whenYou wagered on your angling.

Bet

(knitting) between

Wager

The act of gambling;
He did it on a bet

Bet

That which is laid, staked, or pledged, as between two parties, upon the event of a contest or any contingent issue; the act of giving such a pledge; a wager.

Wager

The money risked on a gamble

Bet

To stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; to wager.
John a Gaunt loved him well, and betted much money on his head.
I'll bet you two to one I'll make him do it.

Wager

Stake on the outcome of an issue;
I bet $100 on that new horse
She played all her money on the dark horse

Bet

An early form of Better.

Wager

Maintain with or as if with a bet;
I bet she will be there!

Bet

The money risked on a gamble

Bet

The act of gambling;
He did it on a bet

Bet

Maintain with or as if with a bet;
I bet she will be there!

Bet

Stake on the outcome of an issue;
I bet $100 on that new horse
She played all her money on the dark horse

Bet

Have faith or confidence in;
You can count on me to help you any time
Look to your friends for support
You can bet on that!
Depend on your family in times of crisis

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