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Definition 1: the act of gambling - [noun denoting act]

Samples where bet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he did it on a bet

Synonyms for bet in the sense of this definition

(bet is a kind of ...) the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)

"his gambling cost him a fortune" "there was heavy play at the blackjack table"

(... is a kind of bet ) a single bet on two horse races in the same day

(... is a kind of bet ) a bet that you can pick the first and second finishers in the right order

(... is a kind of bet ) betting where winners share the total amount wagered

(... is a kind of bet ) a series of wagers in which the winnings from one wager are used as a stake for the subsequent wagers

(... is a kind of bet ) a bet that a horse will finish a race no worse than second

(... is a kind of bet ) a bet that you can pick the first four finishers in a race in the right order

Definition 2: the money risked on a gamble - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for bet in the sense of this definition

(bet is a kind of ...) money that is risked for possible monetary gain

(... is a kind of bet ) the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)

(... is a kind of bet ) (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot

(... is a kind of bet ) the combined stakes of the betters

(... is part of bet) any communal combination of funds

"everyone contributed to the pool"

Definition 3: have faith or confidence in - [verb of cognition]

Samples where bet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you can count on me to help you any time
  • Look to your friends for support
  • You can bet on that!
  • Depend on your family in times of crisis

Synonyms for bet in the sense of this definition

(bet is a kind of ...) have confidence or faith in

"We can trust in our government"

Definition 4: maintain with or as if with a bet - [verb of communication]

Samples where bet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I bet she will be there!

Synonyms for bet in the sense of this definition

(bet is a kind of ...) make a prediction about; tell in advance

"Call the outcome of an election"

Definition 5: stake on the outcome of an issue - [verb of competition]

Samples where bet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I bet $100 on that new horse
  • She played all her money on the dark horse

Synonyms for bet in the sense of this definition

(bet is a kind of ...) play games for money

(... is a kind of bet ) place a bet on

"Which horse are you backing?" "I'm betting on the new horse"

(bet has a similar meaning as ...) make bets

"Play the races" "play the casinos in Trouville"

(... is a kind of bet ) bet more than the previous player

(... is a kind of bet ) match or meet

"I saw the bet of one of my fellow players"

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