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View synonyms for make book

make book



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Accept bets on a race, game, or contest, as in No one's making book on the local team . This expression uses book in the sense of “a record of the bets made by different individuals.” [Mid-1800s]

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Of all the elements that go to make book-cover decoration the lettering is by far the most important.

There ain't much excitement going on, so the boys visit the cabin every day, look over the entries, then go outside and make book.

Dat gives much power, dat make big man—so me wish to make book speak.'

And as to our friend the baron, I'm ready to make book that sis doesn't see him again, except at a distance.

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