bet is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
best - bet - between

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  1. (transitive & intransitive) When you bet, you take a chance with money or something else on the result of a future event.
    I bet five dollars that I would win the game.
    Would you bet your life on that answer?
    I bet Tom that he could not run as fast as Joe.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If you bet something is true, you strongly believe it.
    I bet you left it on the table.
  3. You used "you bet" to show you agree with somebody.
    "Could you help me here?" "You bet! What do you need?"
    I bet my life that he said it.
  4. The past tense and past participle of bet.

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  1. (countable) A bet is the thing of value or amount of money that you bet.
    Jim had a bet of twenty dollars that he would complete the test on time.
    Place your bets.
  2. (countable) A good bet is something you should believe, or try.
    "Where can I get that book?" "I think the school library is your best bet."

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