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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The act of gambling; the money risked on a gamble.

Usage examples (30)
  • We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act.
  • He did it on a bet
  • I bet she will be there!
  • If the team loses by exactly two points, the bet is a push. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Bait is a lure or enticement, bate is an alkaline solution used to remove lime in tanning leathers, while bet is the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
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