lay a bet

lay a bet
To place a wager.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • I'd lay a bet on something — I’d lay money/odds/a bet/on something british phrase used for saying that you are very confident that something will happen I’d lay money on New Zealand to win the race. lay money/​odds (that): I’ll lay odds she doesn’t come. Thesaurus: ways of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay — [adj] amateur, not trained in a religious or other profession inexpert, nonclerical, nonprofessional, nonspecialist, ordinary, secular, temporal, unsacred; concept 530 Ant. ordained, professional lay [v1] put, place arrange, deposit, dispose,… …   New thesaurus

  • bet — bet1 S1 [bet] v past tense and past participle bet present participle betting 1.) [I and T] to risk money on the result of a race, game, competition, or other future event →↑gamble ▪ How much do you want to bet? bet (sb) that ▪ He bet me £10 that …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bet — I UK [bet] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms bet : present tense I/you/we/they bet he/she/it bets present participle betting past tense bet past participle bet ** to risk an amount of money by saying what you think will happen,… …   English dictionary

  • bet — I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1592 1. a. something that is laid, staked, or pledged typically between two parties on the outcome of a contest or a contingent issue ; wager often used figuratively in such phrases as all bets are off to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lay — {{11}}lay (adj.) uneducated; non clerical, early 14c., from O.Fr. lai secular, not of the clergy (Mod.Fr. laïque), from L.L. laicus, from Gk. laikos of the people, from laos people, of unknown origin. In M.E., contrasted with learned, a sense… …   Etymology dictionary

  • lay — lay1 [lā] vt. laid, laying [ME leyen, new formation < 3d pers. sing. of earlier leggen < OE lecgan, lit., to make lie (akin to Goth lagjan, Ger legen) < pt. base of OE licgan, to LIE1] 1. to cause to come down or fall with force; knock… …   English World dictionary

  • Lay Betna Tach Bet — (Amharic The Upper House and Lower House ) is one of the 105 woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Semien Shewa Zone, Lay Betna Tach Bet is bordered on the south by Siyadebrina Wayu Ensaro, on the west by the Oromia Region, on the …   Wikipedia

  • BET DIN AND JUDGES — (Heb. בֵּית דִּין; lit. house of judgment ). Bet din (pl. battei din) is the term, in rabbinic sources, for a Jewish court of law. In modern times it usually refers to   an ecclesiastical court dealing with religious matters such as divorce, and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • BET YERAḤ — (Heb. בֵּית יֶרַח), large Canaanite city on the shore of the Sea of Galilee extending over a tell of approximately 50 acres, from the site of the present day moshavah kinneret , to the outlet of the jordan river from the lake near deganyah . This …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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