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wager

noun

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the money or thing risked on the outcome of an uncertain event
  • lost her wager when the horse dropped out of the race

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wager

verb

Synonyms of wager (Entry 2 of 2)

to risk (something) on the outcome of an uncertain event
  • wagered 20 dollars that his favorite team would win

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The first known use of wager was in the 14th century

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“Wager.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wager. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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