bet

1
[ bet ]
/ bɛt /

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 for bet

    you bet!Informal. of course! surely!: You bet I'd like to be there!

Origin of bet

1
1585–95; perhaps special use of obsolete bet better, in phrase the bet the advantage, i.e., the odds

Definition for bet (2 of 4)

bet2
[ beyt; bet ]
/ beɪt; bɛt /

noun

Definition for bet (3 of 4)

BET

abbreviation Trademark.

Black Entertainment Television: a cable television channel.

Definition for bet (4 of 4)

bet.

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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Idioms and Phrases with bet

bet

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