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“… losses on the wager piled up …”

meanings of wager


  1. A contract by which two parties or more agree that a certain sum of money, or other thing, shall be paid or delivered to one of them, on the happening or not happening of an uncertain event.
  2. Agent noun of wage; one who wages.
  3. That on which bets are laid; the subject of a bet.
  4. Something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; a bet; a stake; a pledge.
  5. An offer to make oath.


  1. To suppose; to dare say.
  2. To bet something; to put it up as collateral.


  1. A surname​.

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