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wager

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Gambling
wagerwa‧ger1 /ˈweɪdʒə $ -ər/ noun [countable] old-fashioned 🔊 🔊 DGGan agreement in which you win or lose money according to the result of something such as a race syn bet
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wagerHe also happened to have a wager on the outcome of the football game.Volunteering a wager was unprecedented, therefore highly suspicious.It did not matter that her wager was only five dollars.Hours before the announcement, large wagers were placed in favour of his son William becoming next king.For instance, on a question involving the law of wagers, there is generally no need to discuss what is a wager.Sherlock explained the wager, and the answer Summerlee had given us.Wednesday midnight the wager is up.Say you made your wager at odds of 40-1.
Related topics: Gambling
wagerwager2 verb [transitive] old-fashioned 🔊 🔊 1 DGGto agree to win or lose an amount of money on the result of something such as a race syn gamblewager something on something 🔊 Stipes wagered all his money on an unknown horse.2 I’ll wager
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wagerAnd estimates are that players wager $ 8 billion a year at the tables, although no one knows for sure.Some one up there must have wagered a few bob on them for another Grand Slam.There may be considerable scepticism about Pascal's case for always wagering on the outsider if the odds are high enough.Every year, a staggering £80m is wagered on this spectacular racing phenomenon.I'd wager that, if anything, people's tastes are getting more diverse these days than they used to be.
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Verb table
wager
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywager
he, she, itwagers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywagered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave wagered
he, she, ithas wagered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad wagered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill wager
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have wagered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam wagering
he, she, itis wagering
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you, we, theyare wagering
Past
I, he, she, itwas wagering
you, we, theywere wagering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been wagering
he, she, ithas been wagering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been wagering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be wagering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been wagering
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