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[n] the act of gambling; "he did it on a bet"
[n] the money risked on a gamble
[v] have faith or confidence in; "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"
[v] maintain with or as if with a bet; "I bet she will be there!"
[v] stake on the outcome of an issue; "I bet $100 on that new horse"; "She played all her money on the dark horse"

Misc. Definitions

\Bet\, n. [Prob. from OE. abet abetting, OF. abet, fr. abeter to excite, incite. See {Abet}.] That which is laid, staked, or pledged, as between two parties, upon the event of a contest or any contingent issue; the act of giving such a pledge; a wager. ``Having made his bets.'' --Goldsmith.
\Bet\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bet}, {Betted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Betting}.] To stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; to wager. John a Gaunt loved him well, and betted much money on his head. --Shak. I'll bet you two to one I'll make him do it. --O. W. Holmes.
\Bet\, imp. & p. p. of {Beat}. [Obs.]
\Bet\, a. & adv. An early form of {Better}. [Obs.] {To go bet}, to go fast; to hurry. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

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