bet

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. wager, stake, gamble, play, lay odds. See chance, improbity.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. gamble, wager, venture, pot, ante, hazard, tossup, stake, speculation, betting, play, raffle, odds, uncertainty, tossup, chance, random shot, lottery, fortune, lot, game of chance, sweepstake(s), risk, flier*, long shot*, shot in the dark*, blind bargain*, roll of the dice*, plunge*, pig in a poke*, crapshoot*, piece of the action*.
v.
Syn. wager, gamble, stake, bet on, back, bet against, venture, hazard, trust, play against, speculate, tempt fortune, play for, put money on, lay money down, dice, flip a coin, toss up, risk, game, chance, ante, make a bet, put up, take a chance, try one's luck, take a flier*, declare oneself in*, lay down*, buy in on*, plank down*, post*, punt*, play the ponies*, pony up*, lay odds*, lay even money*, make book*.
you bet*,
Syn. certainly, by all means; yes, indeed; see surely , yes .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
wager, stake, gamble, parlay, *long shot, risk, proposition, chance.
WORD FIND
bet one’s winnings from a previous race on another: parlay
horseracing bet choosing first and second place finishers, not necessarily in correct order: quiniela
horseracing bet choosing first and second place finishers: perfecta
horseracing bet choosing first, second and third-place finishers: trifecta
horseracing bet choosing winners in two races: daily double
horseracing bet in which winnings are shared: pari-mutuel
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Something risked on an uncertain outcome: ante, pot, stake (often used in plural), wager. See GAMBLING. 2. A venture depending on chance: gamble, risk, speculation, wager. See GAMBLING. II verb 1. To put up as a stake in a game or speculation: gamble, lay1 (down), post2, put, risk, stake, venture, wager. Informal: go. See GAMBLING. 2. To make a bet: gamble, game, lay1, play, wager. Idiom: put one's money on something. See GAMBLING.

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