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Definition of wager verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (old-fashioned or )Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wager
    he / she / it wagers
    past simple wagered
    -ing form wagering
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  1. 1(formal) [intransitive, transitive] to bet money synonym bet wager on something She always wagered on the underdog. wager something (on something) to wager $50 on a horse wager something/somebody that… I had wagered a great deal of money that I would beat him.
  2. 2[transitive] wager (that)… used to say that you are so confident that something is true or will happen that you would be willing to bet money on it synonym bet I'll wager that she knows more about it than she's saying.
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