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noun as in money or something gambled

verb as in bet money or something else in a gamble


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After all, states have bet big on betting and, in most cases, are still waiting for the long-shot wager to pay off.

When bets are structured this way, if you win one, the likelihood of winning the next wager increases.

Alas, the ships are late, the wager falls apart, and the merchant has to pay up.

From Fortune

With vaccines the wager is much simpler—it is indeed more like Pascal’s original wager.

So here are few things to keep in mind as you go about making your wagers this week — or even just trying to impress your friends.

Since Nestdrop continues to do so as of this writing, they wager a tense gamble that the odds will be in their favor.

But I would wager that Sherrard would agree on the need to address income inequality.

He developed a heuristic for betting on Daily Doubles (which resulted in a wager of $5, the minimum allowed).

A messenger bettor is a person who places a wager for the benefit of another for compensation.

It seems incongruous that such a self-styled truth teller should wager his liberty on a godfather like Correa.

Sir Herbert's squire, Thomas du Bois, joined in his master's confident wager.

I am not only sure he hasn't, but I would wager that he wants to change her grave simply in order to have one more look at her.

Ill wager that he sees a way to make money out of Lil Pendleton, or he wouldnt stand for it.

Ill wager that greasy foreigner has got a wife and ten childrenand neglects them.

Such a contract may be a wager, which is forbidden by law, or it may be legal, as we shall soon learn.

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On this page you'll find 89 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wager, such as: bet, action, ante, challenge, chunk, and flyer.

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