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betbet2 ●●● S3 noun [countable]  1 DGGan agreement to risk money on the result of a race, game etc or on something happening, or the money that you risk a £50 betbet on A few of us had a bet on who’d get married first.place/put/lay a bet We placed bets on three horses. Bookmakers are already taking bets on the outcome.win/lose a bet If he scores now, I’ll win my bet.2 your best bet3 a good/safe bet4 it’s a safe/sure/fair bet (that)5 my bet6 do something for a betCOLLOCATIONSverbshave a betAre you going to have a bet on the race?place/put/lay a bet on somethingShe placed a bet on a horse called Beethoven.take a bet (=accept someone's money as part of a bet)They're taking bets on the result of the election now.win a betFrance won the game and I won my bet.lose a betIf I have a bet, I always lose it.make a bet (=risk money on the way a situation will develop in future)If you want to make money on the stock market, you have to start making bets.
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beta $50 betHe blamed an October snowstorm in Denver for losing a $ 500 bet on the Broncos.Ira Sanchez offered a bet and the bookie took it on the nod.With our last two food dollars he placed still another bet and lost.A: Your best bet is to change your behavior and wait it out.Each of us invested ten shillings and we met to decide our bets.The highest yields are from a risky bet, while security means a lower rate of interest.Balvinder jumped up and down, punched the air, then promptly confronted the man with whom he had made the bet.Digges argued that the Watch was way off, as was the island, and offered to lay odds on the bet.bet onIn Oregon, ticket buyers can bet on sports games.