Synonyms of 'punt'
betDictionary, back, stake
He punted the lot on Little Nell in the third race.
betDictionary, stake, gamble
I like to take the odd punt on the stock exchange.
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If you bet on the result of a horse race, football game, or other event, you give someone a sum of money which they give you back with extra money if the result is what you predicted, or which they keep if it is not.
I bet on a horse called Premonition.
He made a 30 mile trip to the casino to place a bet.
If you gamble an amount of money, you bet it in a game such as cards or on the result of a race or competition. People who gamble usually do it frequently.
John gambled heavily on the horses.
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Thesaurus for punt from the Collins English Thesaurus
A punt is a long boat with a flat bottom. You move the boat along by standing at one end and pushing a long pole against the bottom of the river.