bet

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[ 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

Idioms for bet

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

Origin of bet

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

SYNONYMS FOR bet

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British Dictionary definitions for you 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 you bet

bet

In addition to the idioms beginning with bet

  • bet one's ass
  • bet on the wrong horse

also see:

  • back (bet on) the wrong horse
  • hedge one's bets
  • you bet your ass
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