Translation of bet in Spanish:
- 1.1 (wager) to win/lose a betI had o made a bet with Charlie that Brazil would winganar/perder una apuestaplace your bets, pleasele aposté a Charlie que ganaría Brasilto take bets (bookmaker)hagan sus apuestas, señoresaceptar apuestasExample sentences1.2 (option) See examples: Bad Boy is a good bet for the Derby
Brown is the best bet to win the electionBad Boy es una apuesta segura or un fijo or (Southern Cone) (Venezuela) una fija para el Derbyyour best bet is to stay hereBrown es quien más probabilidades tiene de ganar las eleccionesyour safest bet would be to invest in government bondslo mejor que puedes hacer es quedarte aquíshe's a bad bet in my opinionlo menos arriesgado sería invertir en bonos del estadoit's a pretty good o fair bet that someone here speaks Englishopino que no es la más indicadamy bet is that she winses casi seguro que aquí alguien habla inglésto hedge one's betsapuesto (a) que gana ellacubrirse
- 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.
transitive verb present participle betting past tense & past participle bet
- 1.1 (gamble)(money)David bet him £5 the Liberals would winhe bet his whole salary on a horseDavid le apostó cinco libras (a) que ganaban los liberales1.2 (be sure)le apostó or le jugó todo el sueldo a un caballoI bet he doesn't even remember my namejugarseI had a hard time persuading him — I'll bet you did!apuesto (a) que ni se acuerda de mi nombreI can do it! — (I) bet (you) you can't!me costó mucho convencerlo — ¡me lo puedo imaginar!I bet you any money o anything you like, they're late¡a que puedo hacerlo!—¡a que no!you can bet your boots o your life o your bottom dollar [colloquial]me juego or te apuesto lo que quieras (a) que llegan tardeam I angry? you bet your (sweet) life I'm angry!apuesto or me juego la cabeza or camisa [colloquial]¿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
- 1.1 (gamble) I'm not a betting man, but …to betyo no soy jugador, pero …
onsomething/somebodyI'm betting on it to winapostarle aalgo/alguien1.2 (be sure) See examples: I wouldn't bet on itle voy a apostar a ganador(do you) want to bet? [colloquial]yo no estaría tan seguroyo no me fiaríawill you be there? — you bet! [colloquial]¿qué or cuánto (te) apuestas?¿quieres apostar?I bet! [colloquial] [ironic]¿irás? — ¡por supuesto!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.
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