bet [bet] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Synonyms:||ante, buy in on, chance, dice, game, hazard, lay down, lay odds, play against, play for, play the ponies, pledge, pony up, put, put money on, risk, set, speculate, tempt fortune, toss up, trust, venture, wager|
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Definition:||take a chance on winning|
|Synonyms:||back, bet, brave, buck the odds, cast lots, challenge, cut the cards, dare, defy, endanger, face, flip the coin, game, go for broke, hazard, imperil, jeopardize, lay money on, lot, make a bet, play, plunge, put, put faith in, put trust in, risk, set, shoot the moon, shoot the works, speculate, stake, stick one's neck out, take a flyer, tempt fortune, trust to luck, try one's luck, venture, wager|
|Notes:||a gamble (noun) is a risky act, venture, bet, or wager - to gamble (verb) is to take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; a gambol (noun) a skipping or leaping about in frolic - to gambol (verb) is to dance and skip about in play or to frolic|
|Antonyms:||be careful, design, ensure, guard, insure, plan, safeguard|
|Concept:||[Absence of purpose in the succession of events] Chance.|
|Category:||1. Conceptional Volition|
chance; lot, fate (necessity); luck; good luck (good); mascot., speculation, venture, stake, game of chance; mere shot, random shot; blind bargain, leap in the dark; pig in a poke (uncertainty); fluke, potluck; faro bank; flyer; limit., drawing lots; sortilegy, sortition; sortes, sortes Virgilianae; rouge et noir, hazard, ante, chuck-a-luck, crack-loo [U.S.], craps, faro, roulette, pitch and toss, chuck, farthing, cup tossing, heads or talls, cross and pile, poker-dice; wager; bet, betting; gambling; the turf., gaming house, gambling house, betting house; bucket shop; joint; totalizator, totalizer; hell; betting ring; dice, dice box; dicer; gambler, gamester; man of the turf; adventurer.
chance (hap); stand a chance (be possible)., toss up; cast lots, draw lots; leave to chance, trust to chance, leave to the chapter of accidents, trust to the chapter of accidents; tempt fortune; chance it, take one's chance; run the risk, run the chance, incur the risk, incur the chance, encounter the risk, encounter the chance; stand the hazard of the die., speculate, try one's luck, set on a cast, raffle, put into a lottery, buy a pig in a poke, shuffle the cards., risk, venture, hazard, stake; ante; lay, lay a wager; make a bet, wager, bet, gamble, game, play for; play at chuck farthing.
casually; unintentionally; unwittingly., en passant, by the way, incidentally; as it may happen; at random, at a venture, at haphazard.
acierta errando; dextro tempore; "fearful concatenation of circumstances" [D. Webster]; "fortuitous combination of circumstances" [Dickens]; le jeu est le fils d'avarice et le pere du desespoic; "the happy combination of fortuitous circumstances" [Scott]; "the fortuitous or casual concourse of
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