bet on

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bet on place a bet on "Which horse are you backing?","I'm betting on the new horse"
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Quotations

  • Amar Gopal Bose
    Amar Gopal Bose
    “No one ever won a chess game by betting on each move. Sometimes you have to move backward to get a step forward.”
  • Danny Mcgoorty
    Danny Mcgoorty
    “One of the worst things that can happen to you in life is to win a bet on a horse at an early age.”
  • American Proverb
    American Proverb
    “Nobody has ever bet enough on a winning horse.”
  • Pete Rose
    Pete Rose
    “Never bet on baseball.”
  • W. B. Prescott
    W. B. Prescott
    “In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience.”
  • Maxwell Maltz
    Maxwell%20Maltz
    “We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act.”

Usage

In literature:

I'll bet a hat on that.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
He couldn't bet on another man's chance of life, like he would on a race-horse!
"The Riddle of the Frozen Flame" by Mary E. Hanshew
But men with money to invest will still bet on a sure thing.
"The Quickening" by Francis Lynde
That's the feller that's ousted Chet Timson, an' I'll bet ye the drinks on't.
"David Harum" by Edward Noyes Westcott
The betting odds were quoted at three to one on Princeton.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
Why, I'll bet that I had more emotions durin' that sight than Belschazar had when he see his writin' on the wall, only different.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
I wish I could get his prints; I'll bet we have them on file.
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
I bet yer they're five thousand ahead on the season's sales already.
"Potash & Perlmutter" by Montague Glass
The men were sticking up ramrods and betting on the number of minutes they would last.
"A Certain Rich Man" by William Allen White
They're laying bets on the outcome.
"Last Enemy" by Henry Beam Piper
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In poetry:

But I 'm not very sorry de firse day I see you
Settle down on de trot lak your fader he get
W'en he beat Sorel Boy on de ice at T'ree
Reever
Bes' two on t'ree heat, an' win all de bet.
"Little Mouse" by William Henry Drummond
Old Billy shot once and he knocked Johnny dead
Then he deemized plum sudden the bystanders said.
And the fellers all won that had bet on a draw
Between Pan Handle Johnny and Billy McGraw.
"The Duel" by Bruce Kiskaddon
From the Queen's Hall to-night there's a feast of delight,
On this orchestra there's no improving.
Sir Tom's got the knack, he won't let the band slack
You can bet Beecham makes 'em keep moving!
"The Broadcaster" by Billy Bennett
Well, 'ere's a go!...My oath, that's goo!
Bets beer I've 'ad to-day....
Yes, Bill, I 'olds no soldier should
Drink all 'is brains away.
I'm patriotic, that I am;
To fight on beer ain't worth a damn.
"The Bar-Room Patriot" by C J Dennis
Oh, Polly was game, you may bet your last dollar -
She leans on the splashboard, and stretches and strains
With her parasol, down by the off-sider's collar,
Until she contrives to catch hold of the reins.
"How Polly Paid For Her Keep" by Barcroft Henry Boake
"Is it loaded?" I'll bet you! What doesn't it hold?
Rammed full to the muzzle with memories untold;
Why, it scares me to fire, lest the pieces should fly
Like the cannons that burst on the Fourth of July.
"Once More" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Big Blue 's Bet on Big Data.
EVP Baldini's $652.3K Bet on VIVO.
CEO Fortunato's $494.2K Bet on GNC.
CEO & President Hyde's $147.1K Bet on NTLS.
Anyone care to bet on his championship chances after winning the Brickyard for the fourth time last week.
British bookies take bets on Woods' divorce.
Don't bet on a crackdown this year on gambling operations known as Internet cafes .
COLUMBUS — Don't bet on a crackdown this year on gambling operations known as Internet cafes .
Earthquake camps bet on Tomas missing capital .
We had a chance to go horseback riding, bet on horses at Ruidoso Downs, roll down hills at White Sands, spot numerous deer, elk, and bears.
Navistar CEO Dan Ustian bet on the wrong technology.
With a once-a- century date coming, some people are betting on good luck on 12-12-12.Numerologist and author Vikki MacKinnon says the date represents two energies merging, making it a beautiful day for weddings.
BOSTON (AP) — With a once-a- century date coming, some people are betting on good luck on 12-12-12.
GREENVILLE — Area residents are being asked to place their bets on a Saturday night fund raiser benefiting an organization which provides housing for those in need.
Delhaize Puts Bet on Greece.
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In science:

Following the second step of the method in Section 8, the gambler bets on the bits of the A-name of x. A little thought reveals that what the gambler is doing when she bets that the nth bit of the A-name is 1 is betting that x ∈ An .
Computable randomness and betting for computable probability spaces
Further, since we are not necessary betting on all the sets in A, we do not even need to assume A is anything more than a collection of a.e. decidable sets. (This is the key difference between computable randomness.) Hence, we may think of the betting strategy as follows.
Computable randomness and betting for computable probability spaces
Then T is a morphism, M also represents a martingale on (2ω , ν ), and if the betting strategy succeeds on x then M succeeds on T (x).
Computable randomness and betting for computable probability spaces
In particular, the definition of Kolmogorov-Loveland randomness on (2ω , λ) assumes each event being bet on is independent of all the previous events, and further has conditional probability 1/2.
Computable randomness and betting for computable probability spaces
Therefore, at the “end” of the gambling session, regardless of how much the gambler has won or lost, he knows what x is up to a measure-zero set (where x is the string being bet on).
Computable randomness and betting for computable probability spaces
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