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wager

2 verb
     
Related topics: Gambling
wager2 [transitive] old-fashioned
1DGG to agree to win or lose an amount of money on the result of something such as a race [= gamble]
wager something on something
Stipes wagered all his money on an unknown horse.
2

I'll wager

used to say that you are confident that something is true

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