wager

Part of speech: verb

To stake; bet.

Part of speech: noun

The staking of something, as money, upon the happening or not happening of an uncertain event; a bet.

Part of speech: noun

The thing pledged.

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Usage examples "wager":

  1. He followed me, and I wager he is standing without longing to know if the king is really eating his bread." - "Berlin and Sans-Souci", Louise Muhlbach.
  2. I must win my wager! - "The Man Who Rose Again", Joseph Hocking.
  3. I wondered at the start that there was so much furniture in it, and I'll wager there are things hidden beneath the bed and back of that large screen. - "The Gray Mask", Wadsworth Camp.