Translation of bet in Spanish:
- 1 (wager) to win/lose a betganar/perder una apuestaI had or made a bet with Charlie that Brazil would winle aposté a Charlie que ganaría Brasilplace your bets, pleasehagan sus apuestas, señoresto take bets (bookmaker)aceptar apuestasExample sentences
- A quinella is a bet on the first two horses; it is not, as some people believe, a Mexican cheese pie.
- Seven years ago I wouldn't have wagered a bet on him still playing rugby at the age of 30.
- For once-a-year punters who do not want to go to a betting shop, placing a bet on the world's most famous steeplechase can be done from the comfort of an armchair these days.
- 2 (option) Bad Boy is a good bet for the DerbyBad Boy es una apuesta segura or un fijo para el DerbyBad Boy es una fija para el Derby (Southern Cone) (Venezuela)Brown is the best bet to win the electionBrown es quien más probabilidades tiene de ganar las eleccionesyour best bet is to stay herelo mejor que puedes hacer es quedarte aquíyour safest bet would be to invest in government bondslo menos arriesgado sería invertir en bonos del estadoshe's a bad bet in my opinionopino que no es la más indicadait's a pretty good or fair bet that someone here speaks Englishes casi seguro que aquí alguien habla inglésmy bet is that she winsapuesto (a) que gana ellato hedge one's betscubrirse
transitive verb present participle betting past tense & past participle bet
- 1 (gamble)(money)David bet him £5 the Liberals would win
apostarDavid le apostó cinco libras (a) que ganaban los liberaleshe bet his whole salary on a horsele apostó or le jugó todo el sueldo a un caballoExample sentences
- The losing trialist also scored a hefty reward, from betting on himself to win his heat and se mi-final as well as from the money he was allowed to bet on the race winner at long odds.
- The Racing Act was amended to provide for cross-species wagering - betting on greyhound races at horse tracks and vice versa.
- Prosecutors said he also ran an illegal gambling operation that bet on professional baseball games.
- 2 (be sure)jugarseI bet he doesn't even remember my name
apostarapuesto (a) que ni se acuerda de mi nombreI had a hard time persuading him — I'll bet you did!me costó mucho convencerlo — ¡me lo puedo imaginar!I can do it! — (I) bet (you) you can't!¡a que puedo hacerlo!I bet you any money or anything you like, they're late
—¡a que no!me juego or te apuesto lo que quieras (a) que llegan tardeyou can bet your boots or your life or your bottom dollar [colloquial]apuesto or me juego la cabeza or camisa [colloquial]am I angry? you bet your (sweet) life I'm angry!¿que si estoy enojada? ¡por supuesto or ya lo creo que lo estoy!Example sentences
- I bet that idea would make a lot of property developers very happy, from their luxury homes in Port Douglas…
- I bet that Belgian's going to get into trouble with the Mini Owner's Association…
- You have to love that last line. I bet that defense goes over REAL big at their war crime trials.
intransitive verb present participle betting past tense & past participle bet
- 1 (gamble) I'm not a betting man, but …yo no soy jugador, pero …to bet
onsomething/somebodyapostarleI'm betting on it to win aalgo/alguienle voy a apostar a ganador
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