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1 guess /ˈgɛs/ verb
guesses; guessed; guessing
1 guess
/ˈgɛs/
verb
guesses; guessed; guessing
Learner's definition of GUESS
: to form an opinion or give an answer about something when you do not know much or anything about it
[+ object]
[no object]
Guess is used in phrases like guess what or guess who as an informal way of indicating that you have surprising news.
[+ object] : to guess (something) correctly : to make a correct conclusion about (someone or something) by chance
◊ The phrase you guessed it is used as an informal way of saying that what follows is just what you would expect.
[+ object] chiefly US, informal : to suppose or think (something) usually used following the pronoun I
◊ In responding to a question, the phrase I guess (so) is used as an informal way of agreeing or saying “yes” when you are not certain or not very excited or interested.
◊ The phrase I guess not is used as an informal way of agreeing with a negative statement or of saying “no.”
see also second-guess

keep (someone) guessing

or chiefly US leave (someone) guessing
: to make it impossible for someone to know what will happen next

— guesser

noun, plural guessers [count]
2 guess /ˈgɛs/ noun
plural guesses
2 guess
/ˈgɛs/
noun
plural guesses
Learner's definition of GUESS
[count]
: an attempt to give an opinion or answer about something when you do not know much about it or are not sure about it
◊ An educated/informed guess is a guess that is probably close to being correct because it is based on some amount of knowledge.

anybody's/anyone's guess

◊ Something that is anybody's/anyone's guess is something that is very uncertain or that no one knows.
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