The correct answer is bet.
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The correct answer is (A) To bet (an original amount plus winnings); to bet an original sum and its winnings on a later contest, race, etc. Also, to successfully increase an asset.
Parlay comes from Italian paro (equal).
Examples of use:
- He parlayed his popularity as a radio personality into a film career.
- She parlayed her initial modest investment into a large sum of money.