ETYM Prob. from Old Eng. abet abetting, Old Fren. abet, from abeter to excite, incite. Related to Abet.
The act of gambling; SYN. wager, risking, hazarding, staking.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: bet).
1. To maintain with or as if with a bet; SYN. wager.
2. To stake money on the outcome of an issue; SYN. wager.