lay a wager

lay a wager
index bet, gamble, parlay (bet)

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  • wager — [n] money or something gambled action, ante*, bet, challenge, chunk, fifty fifty*, fighting chance*, flyer*, gamble, handle, hazard, hedge, hunch, long shot*, odds on*, outside chance*, parlay, play, pledge, plunge, pot*, risk, stake, toss up,… …   New thesaurus

  • Lay — Lay, v. i. 1. To produce and deposit eggs. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) To take a position; to come or go; as, to lay forward; to lay aloft. [1913 Webster] 3. To lay a wager; to bet. [1913 Webster] {To lay about}, or {To lay about one}, to strike… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wager — Wa ger, v. i. To make a bet; to lay a wager. [1913 Webster] T was merry when You wagered on your angling. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lay — Synonyms and related words: Brautlied, Christmas carol, Kunstlied, Liebeslied, Volkslied, abate, accredit, address, advance, aim, air, alba, align, allay, allege, alleviate, anesthetize, ante, ante up, anthem, appease, aria, art song, aspect,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lay down — Synonyms and related words: abdicate, abjure, acknowledge defeat, advance, affirm, align, allege, announce, annunciate, ante, ante up, appoint, argue, arrange in layers, assert, assever, asseverate, authorize, aver, avouch, avow, back, bank, bet …   Moby Thesaurus

  • wager — Synonyms and related words: adventure, ante, ante up, back, bet, bet on, blind bargain, book, borderline case, call, chance, chance it, chunk, contingency, cover, double contingency, fade, gamble, gamble on, game, guess, handbook, hazard, lay,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • wager — I. n. Bet, stake, pledge. II. v. a. Bet, stake, pledge, lay, wage. III. v. n. Bet, lay a wager …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • wager — n 1. bet, gamble, stake, collateral, security, surety, guaranty, pledge, Poker. ante; chance, risk, throw or toss of the dice, spin of the wheel, Inf. flier, pig in a poke, long shot, Inf. toss up, Sl. shot in the dark; speculation, uncertainty,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Lay — (l[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Laid} (l[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Laying}.] [OE. leggen, AS. lecgan, causative, fr. licgan to lie; akin to D. leggen, G. legen, Icel. leggja, Goth. lagjan. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] 1. To cause to lie down, to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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