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English noun: bet

1. bet (possession) the money risked on a gamble

Synonymsstake, stakes, wager

Broader (hypernym)gamble

Narrower (hyponym)ante, jackpot, kitty, kitty, pool, pot

Part meronympool

2. bet (act) the act of gambling

SamplesHe did it on a bet.


Broader (hypernym)gambling, gaming, play

Narrower (hyponym)daily double, exacta, parimutuel, parlay, perfecta, place bet, superfecta

English verb: bet

1. bet (communication) maintain with or as if with a bet

SamplesI bet she will be there!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)anticipate, call, forebode, foretell, predict, prognosticate, promise

2. bet (competition) stake on the outcome of an issue

SamplesI bet $100 on that new horse.
She played all her money on the dark horse.

ExamplesThey bet the money

Synonymsplay, wager

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)gamble

Narrower (hyponym)back, bet on, gage, game, play, punt, raise, see, stake

Verb groupplay

3. bet (cognition) have faith or confidence in

SamplesYou 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.

Synonymscalculate, count, depend, look, reckon

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bank, rely, swear, trust

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