Translation of bet in Spanish:

bet

apuesta, n.

Pronunciation: /bɛt//bɛt/

noun

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    (wager)
    apuesta feminine
    to win/lose a bet ganar/perder una apuesta
    • I had / 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 aceptar apuestas
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    (option)
    Bad Boy is a good bet for the Derby Bad Boy es una fija para el Derby
    • 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 / 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 cubrirse

transitive verb

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    (gamble)
    (money) apostar
    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 / le jugó todo el sueldo a un caballo
    • While at Wednesday, he and two team-mates placed a bet on a match against Ipswich, which eventually led to jail terms and life bans from the game.
    • Why wouldn't you make a bet on the fact that oil's only going to become more expensive?
    • Well, if you want to make a bet on that, let me know.
    • Despite the fact that you should expect to be out of pocket whenever you gamble lots of people still fancy a flutter on the horses, a bet on the dogs or a punt on the occasional football match.
    • A quinella is a bet on the first two horses; it is not, as some people believe, a Mexican cheese pie.
    • Among his solutions is ‘livelihood insurance,’ or policies that pay off if a bet on a pioneering career fails to work out.
    • When he agrees to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge for a bet, it is only because a dummy will be substituted at the crucial moment.
    • When I first arrived at Aubergine eight years ago the three of them had a bet on how long I'd last (women chefs are rare).
    • And I hope that both of them are brave enough to make a bet on the market system, creating a context for growth rather than a plan for development.
    • A senior manager at a trucking firm in Australia liked a bet on the horses.
    • These days, rodeos are more than simply the locals having a laugh and a bet on whether someone can stay on a bucking bull.
    • We made a bet on whether or not you would get jealous and the only way to prove it was to make you believe we were a couple.
    • We'll put a bet on it now and I'll come back next year and see how you're doing.
    • Anecdotal evidence from bookkeeping chains confirms that a new demographic is emerging, as is a new way of betting - for example, placing a bet on who will score the next goal is becoming common.
    • Seven years ago I wouldn't have wagered a bet on him still playing rugby at the age of 30.
    • Thinking of putting a bet on who will win the Rose of Tralee?
    • Meanwhile, he added that he was so certain that someone alive today will still be alive in 2150, he had placed a bet on it with a friend.
    • 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.
    • Just take all the money in your bank account and place a bet on India winning the Miss World title again.
    • Consequently, you take only a small position with a hedge, because it's a bet on what you think won't happen.
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    (be sure)
    jugarse
    apostar
    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 no!
    • I bet you any money / anything you like, they're late me juego / te apuesto lo que quieras (a) que llegan tarde
    • you can bet your boots / your life / your bottom dollar apuesto / me juego la cabeza / camisa
    • am I angry? you bet your (sweet) life I'm angry! ¿que si estoy enojada? ¡por supuesto / ya lo creo que lo estoy!

intransitive verb

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    (gamble)
    jugar
    I'm not a betting man, but … yo no soy jugador, pero …
    • to bet on sth/sb apostarle a algo/algn
    • I'm betting on it to win le voy a apostar a ganador
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    (be sure)
    I wouldn't bet on it yo no estaría tan seguro
    • (do you) want to bet? ¿quieres apostar?
    • will you be there? — you bet! ¿irás? — ¡por supuesto!
    • I bet! sí, seguro