- From the verb bet: (⇒ conjugate)
- betted is: ⓘClick the infinitive to see all available inflections
- v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Rare)
- v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Rare)
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bet•ted /ˈbɛtɪd/USA pronunciation
v. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- a pt. and pp. of bet1.
(bet′id),USA pronunciation v. WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
- a pt. and pp. of bet.
bet1 /bɛt/USA pronunciation
v., bet or bet•ted, bet•ting, n. v.
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- to risk (something of value) on the result of some unknown event;
wager: [~ + object]How much did she bet?[~ + object + on + object]She bet $5.00 on that horse.[~ + object + (that) clause]She bet $5.00 that her horse would win.[no object]Do you want to bet?
- to enter into an agreement with (someone) on such a risk: [~ + object + object]She bet me $5.00.[~ + object + object + (that) clause]She bet me $5.00 that her horse would come in first.[~ + with + object]She likes to bet with me.
- [usually: I + ~ + (that) clause] to claim as if in a bet;
to be certain of: I bet you forgot it.
- [you + ~] Informal. (used to show agreement in a forceful way with what has been said or will be said): Do you want a little more time to finish the homework? —You bet! (= Yes, I/we want more time). You bet we care about it! (= Yes! We care about it!)
- (used to express sarcasm, or to show disagreement):[I + ~]"And so I promise lower taxes and a better world for everybody,'' the candidate said. "I bet,'' muttered John.
- an agreement to risk something of value on an uncertain future event;
wager:I made a bet with my wife.
- a thing risked: a two-dollar bet.
- something that is bet on: That looks like a good bet.
- a person or thing considered a good choice:[usually: singular]a sure bet to get the job.
(bet),USA pronunciation v., bet or bet•ted, bet•ting, n. v.t.
- to wager with (something or someone).
- to make a wager:Do you want to bet?
- you bet! [Informal.]of course! surely!:You bet I'd like to be there!
- a pledge of a forfeit risked on some uncertain outcome;
wager:Where do we place our bets?
- that which is pledged:a two-dollar bet.
- something that is bet on, as a competitor in a sporting event or a number in a lottery:That horse looks like a good bet.
- an act or instance of betting:It's a bet, then?
- a person, plan of action, etc., considered as being a good alternative;
choice:Your best bet is to sell your stocks now.
- perh. special use of obsolete bet better, in phrase the bet the advantage, i.e., the odds 1585–95
(bāt; bet),USA pronunciation n.
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged gamble, stake, risk, hazard, venture, chance.
[Trademark.]Black Entertainment Television (a cable television channel).
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bet /bɛt/ n
vb (bets, betting, bet, betted)
- an agreement between two parties that a sum of money or other stake will be paid by the loser to the party who correctly predicts the outcome of an event
- the money or stake risked
- the predicted result in such an agreement
- a person, event, etc, considered as likely to succeed or occur
- a course of action (esp in the phrase one's best bet)
- informal an opinion; view: my bet is that you've been up to no good
Etymology: 16th Century: probably short for abet
- when intr followed by on or against: to make or place a bet with (a person or persons)
- (transitive) to stake (money, etc) in a bet
- (tr; may take a clause as object) informal to predict (a certain outcome)
- you bet ⇒ informal of course; naturally
'betted' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):