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[ bet ]
/ bɛt /
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verb (used with object), bet or bet·ted, bet·ting.
to wager with (something or someone).
verb (used without object), bet or bet·ted, bet·ting.
to make a wager: Do you want to bet?
noun
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Idioms about bet

    all bets are off. See entry at all bets are off.
    you bet!Informal. of course! surely!: You bet I'd like to be there!

Origin of bet

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First recorded in 1585–95; perhaps special use of obsolete bet “better,” in phrase the bet “the advantage,” i.e., “the odds”

Other definitions for bet (2 of 4)

bet2
[ beyt; bet ]
/ beɪt; bɛt /

noun

Other definitions for bet (3 of 4)

BET

abbreviation Trademark.
Black Entertainment Television: a cable television channel.

Other definitions for bet (4 of 4)

bet.

abbreviation
between.
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British Dictionary definitions for bet

bet
/ (bɛt) /

noun
verb bets, betting, bet or betted

Word Origin for bet

C16: probably short for abet
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