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stake sth on sth
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Phrasal Verb with stake({{}}/steɪk/ verb [T]
to risk harming or losing something important if an action, decision, or situation does not have the result you expected or wanted: »

He was happy to stake his reputation on the success of their new internet venture.

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There were many Hong Kong high-risk investors in the late 90s willing to stake their money on China's future.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • stake — stake1 W3 [steık] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1 at stake 2¦(company/business)¦ 3 have a stake in something 4¦(money risked)¦ 5 high stakes 6¦(pointed stick)¦ 7 the stake 8 in the popularity/fashion etc stakes 9 (be prepared to) go to the stake for/over something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stake — 1 noun 1 SHARP POST (C) a pointed piece of wood, metal etc that is pushed into the ground to hold a rope, mark a particular place etc 2 the stake a post to which a person was tied in former times to be killed by being burnt: burn sb at the stake …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stake*/ — [steɪk] noun I 1) [C] business the part of a business that you own because you have invested money in it They took a 40% stake in the company last year.[/ex] 2) [C] an amount of money that you risk losing when you try to guess the result of a… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • stake a claim — stake a/your claim ► to state that you have a right to something and that it should belong to you: »Foreign companies across a range of sectors seek to stake a claim in China s fast growing economy. stake a claim to/for/on sth »Various countries… …   Financial and business terms

  • stake a/your claim — ► to state that you have a right to something and that it should belong to you: »Foreign companies across a range of sectors seek to stake a claim in China s fast growing economy. stake a claim to/for/on sth »Various countries are trying to stake …   Financial and business terms

  • stake your claim — stake a/your claim ► to state that you have a right to something and that it should belong to you: »Foreign companies across a range of sectors seek to stake a claim in China s fast growing economy. stake a claim to/for/on sth »Various countries… …   Financial and business terms

  • stake (out) a claim (to something) — stake (out) a/your ˈclaim (to/for/on sth) idiom to say or show publicly that you think sth should be yours • Adams staked his claim for a place in the Olympic team with his easy win yesterday. Main entry: ↑stakeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • stake (out) your claim (to something) — stake (out) a/your ˈclaim (to/for/on sth) idiom to say or show publicly that you think sth should be yours • Adams staked his claim for a place in the Olympic team with his easy win yesterday. Main entry: ↑stakeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • stake (out) a claim (for something) — stake (out) a/your ˈclaim (to/for/on sth) idiom to say or show publicly that you think sth should be yours • Adams staked his claim for a place in the Olympic team with his easy win yesterday. Main entry: ↑stakeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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