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Definition of Bet

Bet

  1. That which is laid, staked, or pledged, as between two parties, upon the event of a contest or any contingent issue; the act of giving such a pledge; a wager.
  2. of Bet
  3. To stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; to wager.
  4. imp. & p. p. of Beat.
  5. An early form of Better.

Bet Quotations

Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.
Maxwell Maltz

When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars people said, 'Nah, what's wrong with a horse?' That was a huge bet he made, and it worked.
Elon Musk

Buying a particular vintage because everyone tips it and then waiting for it to mature is like gambling. The thrill is in placing the bet. Once the race is run or the match is played, you'll either win or lose. Until that happens, you're caught in this wonderful, agonising sense of expectation.
Kenneth Cranham

I bet some of you feel sorry for me. Well don't. Having an artificial leg has its advantages. I've broken my right knee many times and it doesn't hurt a bit.
Terry Fox

It will be the mother of all telescopes, and you can bet it will do for astronomy what genome sequencing is doing for biology. The clumsy, if utilitarian, name of this mirrored monster is Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, or LSST. You can't use it yet, but a peak in the Chilean Andes has been decapitated to provide a level spot for placement.
Seth Shostak
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Bet Translations

bet in Dutch is wedden
bet in German is wetten, Wette, Wetteinsatz, Wette
bet in Italian is scommettere
bet in Norwegian is vedde
bet in Portuguese is aposta
bet in Spanish is apuesta, apostar
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