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American English: /bɛt/
British English: /bɛt/

Translation of bet in Spanish:


  • 1 (wager) to win/lose a bet
    ganar/perder una apuesta
    I had or made a bet with Charlie that Brazil would win
    le aposté a Charlie que ganaría Brasil
    place your bets, please
    hagan sus apuestas, señores
    to take bets (bookmaker)
    aceptar apuestas
    Example 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 Derby
    Bad Boy es una apuesta segura or un fijo para el Derby
    Bad Boy es una fija para el Derby (Southern Cone) (Venezuela)
    Brown is the best bet to win the election
    Brown es quien más probabilidades tiene de ganar las elecciones
    your best bet is to stay here
    lo mejor que puedes hacer es quedarte aquí
    your safest bet would be to invest in government bonds
    lo menos arriesgado sería invertir en bonos del estado
    she's a bad bet in my opinion
    opino que no es la más indicada
    it's a pretty good or fair bet that someone here speaks English
    es casi seguro que aquí alguien habla inglés
    my bet is that she wins
    apuesto (a) que gana ella
    to hedge one's bets

transitive verb present participle betting past tense & past participle bet

  • 1 (gamble)
    David bet him £5 the Liberals would win
    David le apostó cinco libras (a) que ganaban los liberales
    he bet his whole salary on a horse
    le apostó or le jugó todo el sueldo a un caballo
    Example 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)
    I bet he doesn't even remember my name
    apuesto (a) que ni se acuerda de mi nombre
    I 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!
    —¡a que no!
    I bet you any money or anything you like, they're late
    me juego or te apuesto lo que quieras (a) que llegan tarde
    you 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 on something/somebody
    apostarle a algo/alguien
    I'm betting on it to win
    le voy a apostar a ganador
  • 2 (be sure) I wouldn't bet on it
    yo no estaría tan seguro
    yo no me fiaría
    (do you) want to bet? [colloquial]
    ¿qué or cuánto (te) apuestas?
    ¿quieres apostar?
    will you be there? — you bet! [colloquial]
    ¿irás? — ¡por supuesto!
    I bet! [colloquial] [ironic]
    sí, seguro [ironic]
    sí, ya [ironic]
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