verb (used with object), bet or bet·ted, bet·ting.
verb (used without object), bet or bet·ted, bet·ting.
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Idioms for bet
Origin of bet1
Words nearby bet
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Example sentences from the Web for bet
Before that, the firm made bets on the likes of ClassPass and Equinox.
Facebook's foray into virtual and augmented reality, which it doubled down on this week, is a bet on where the future of online social interaction is heading.
If you want to vote by mail, your best bet is to visit your state or local election office’s website.Why you should vote as early as possible (and how to do it)|John Kennedy|September 17, 2020|Popular Science
It’s so far been a winning bet for Buffett, with the value of Berkshire’s investment more than doubling by lunchtime.Here’s who made a killing from Snowflake’s blockbuster IPO|Verne Kopytoff|September 16, 2020|Fortune
Fifty-seven professional investors turned him down—a Stanford-pedigreed venture capital veteran with experience operating inside two early major tech startups, who knew exactly what kind of rationale these firms used to place their bets.‘How I Built This’ host Guy Raz on insights from some of the world’s most famous entrepreneurs|Rachel King|September 15, 2020|Fortune
And when BET Weekend came to Atlanta two months ago, Brinsley thought he could become a major party promoter.
The kerfuffle began with a £200 bet, followed by several smaller bets in quick succession.
This meant that Palestinian taxi drivers had to drive through the Israeli settlement of Bet El.
This was not a musical performance, per se, but you bet your ass this was a “performance”—albeit a well-intentioned and noble one.Butts, ‘Bang Bang’ & Beyoncé: The Craziest MTV Video Music Awards Moments|Kevin Fallon|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We have to bet on ourselves,” he says, “and become part of the solution.
"I bet I will," said the venturesome one; and he set off to try his luck.Memoirs of an American Prima Donna|Clara Louise Kellogg
"Anyway, I'll bet she blows back w'ere she come from, to-night," persisted the advocate of this theory.The Cruise of the Dry Dock|T. S. Stribling
Bet is such a darling, I could not bring myself to part with her.Mollie's Prince|Rosa Nouchette Carey
Mr. Gurney was a patron of the Turf and a genuine lover of old English sports, but he was never known to bet.Norfolk Annals|Charles Mackie
In that way they have got a lot of people to bet on Hatrack.Ted Strong's Motor Car|Edward C. Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for bet
verb bets, betting, bet or betted
Word Origin for bet
Idioms and Phrases with bet
In addition to the idioms beginning with bet
- bet one's ass
- bet on the wrong horse
- back (bet on) the wrong horse
- hedge one's bets
- you bet your ass