how to pronounce bet


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bet is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of bet in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… on it and so I bet him that kind of …”

meanings of bet


  1. A degree of certainty.
  2. Alternative form of beth.
  3. An adsorption technique used to measure the specific surface area of a solid, typically using nitrogen gas at a temperature of 77 K.
  4. A wager, an agreement between two parties that a stake (usually money) will be paid by the loser to the winner (the winner being the one who correctly forecast the outcome of an event).


  1. To place money into the pot in order to require others do the same, usually only used for the first person to place money in the pot on each round.
  2. To stake or pledge upon the outcome of an event; to wager.
  3. To be sure of something; to be able to count on something.


  1. Exclamation indicating acceptance of a challenge or an absurd proposal.
  2. Exclamation of joy at good fortune.
  3. Expression of general agreement or acceptance.


  1. Between.


  1. A diminutive of the female name Elizabeth.

bet frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word bet occurs in english on average 31.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bet can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bet can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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