Bet



to wager with (something or someone).
to make a wager:
Do you want to bet?
a pledge of a forfeit risked on some uncertain outcome; wager:
Where do we place our bets?
that which is pledged:
a two-dollar bet.
something that is bet on, as a competitor in a sporting event or a number in a lottery:
That horse looks like a good bet.
an act or instance of betting:
It’s a bet, then?
a person, plan of action, etc., considered as being a good alternative; choice:
Your best bet is to sell your stocks now.
you bet!, Informal. of course! surely!:
You bet I’d like to be there!
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Black Entertainment Television: a cable television channel.
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Contemporary Examples

NBC, You’ve Blown It Again! Jace Lacob October 25, 2010
Portrait of the Consummate Con Man John Lardner May 16, 2014
Portrait of the Consummate Con Man John Lardner May 16, 2014
American Dreams: Brewster’s Millions and Triumphant America Nathaniel Rich January 15, 2012
David Wildstein: A Christie Groupie Scorned? Michael Daly January 31, 2014

Historical Examples

Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
A Girl of the People L. T. Meade
Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower
Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew Robert McReynolds

noun
an agreement between two parties that a sum of money or other stake will be paid by the loser to the party who correctly predicts the outcome of an event
the money or stake risked
the predicted result in such an agreement: his bet was that the horse would win
a person, event, etc, considered as likely to succeed or occur: it’s a good bet that they will succeed
a course of action (esp in the phrase one’s best bet)
(informal) an opinion; view: my bet is that you’ve been up to no good
verb bets, betting, bet, betted
when intr foll by on or against. to make or place a bet with (a person or persons)
(transitive) to stake (money, etc) in a bet
(transitive; may take a clause as object) (informal) to predict (a certain outcome): I bet she fails
(informal) you bet, of course; naturally
Black Entertainment Television
between

bet on the wrong horse
bet one’s ass

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