Bet

Definition of Bet

n.1.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.
v. t.1.To stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; to wager.
[imp. & p. p. Bet, Betted ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Betting.]
John a Gaunt loved him well, and betted much money on his head.
- Shak.
I'll bet you two to one I'll make him do it.
- O. W. Holmes.
imp. & p. 1.imp. & p. p. of Beat.
a. & adv.1.An early form of Better.
To go bet
to go fast; to hurry.
- Chaucer.

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ante, ante up, back, bet on, book, call, chunk, cover, fade, game, handbook, hazard, lay, lay a wager, lay down, make a bet, make book, meet a bet, parlay, pass, play, play against, plunge, pot, predict, prognosticate, punt, put on, risk, see, set, shot, stand pat, take a chance
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