I'm not a betting manno me gusta apostar;to bet against sbapostar que algn va a perder
it would be a brave person who bets against Germany to winyou're not going to bet against Sampras, are you?I lost some money at poker, betting against a fellow who had a hidden ace in the hole
to bet on sth/sbapostar a or por algo/por algn;I bet on the wrong horseaposté por el or al caballo que no debía;they are forbidden to bet on their own racestienen prohibido apostar en sus propias carreras
they are far too shrewd to bet on only one horsehis only distractions are betting on horse racespeople are betting on a white christmas
don't bet on it!I wouldn't bet on it!¡no estés tan seguro!
(do you) want to bet?¿qué te apuestas or juegas?;"are you going?" — "you bet!"—¿vas a ir? —¡hombre, claro! or —¡cómo no!; (LAm)"I'm so relieved it's all over" — "I'll bet"—es un alivio que todo haya pasado —ya me lo imagino
"she said she was coming" — "I bet""do you think it'll be sunny tomorrow?" "I wouldn't bet on it""he's laughing all over his face." — "I bet""maybe I will do something." — "I bet," Thomas said"money can't buy happiness" — "do you want to bet?"
I bet £10 on a horse called Premonitionaposté 10 libras a or por un caballo llamado Premonition;jugué 10 libras a un caballo llamado Premonition
to bet (that) ...
he bet them (that) they would losehizo una apuesta con ellos a que perdían;he bet them £500 that they would loseles apostó or jugó 500 libras a que perdían
I bet you a fiver that ...
I bet you anything or any money he won't comete apuesto or me juego lo que quieras a que no viene;you can bet she'll be therepuedes tener por seguro que estará allí;"I bet I can jump over that stream" — "I bet you can't!"—¡a que puedo saltar ese arroyo! —¡a que no!;"it wasn't easy" — "I bet it wasn't"—no fue fácil —ya me imagino que no
I bet she doesn't come
you can bet your bottom dollar or your life that ...puedes apostarte lo que quieras a que ...;"did you tell him off?" — "you bet your life I did!"—¿le reñiste? —¡ya lo creo!
a £5 betuna apuesta de 5 libras
to [have] [make] a bet (with sb)
I had a bet on that horsehabía apostado por ese caballo;I've made a bet with him that he can't do itle he hecho una apuesta a que no puede hacerlo;(do you) want a bet?¿qué te apuestas or juegas?
I wouldn't like to have a bet at the outcome of the talksyou can have a bet on almost anything these daysI sometimes had a bet on the old King's horses out of loyaltyto [place] [put] lay a bet (on sth)
they placed bets on who could get her to talkapostaron a ver quién podía hacerla hablar;place your bets!¡hagan sus apuestas!
he placed a bet on the raceI'm going to put a bet on that horseI was too late to put a bet on the racePetey asked me to place a bet for him on a colt named All Smileshe placed a bet on the 3.30 at Wincantonmany companies have lost millions of dollars placing bets on the wrong horses
to take betsaceptar apuestas
bookmakers have stopped taking bets on the election datebookies are taking bets on a white Christmaswe'll take bets on itWilliam Hill took bets up to Pounds 200 on a 100-degree high this summerto [hedge] one's betsWhen someone hedges their bets, they follow two courses of action or avoid making a decision between two things for a while because they are not sure which one is rightI'm deliberately hedging my bets here