Translation of "stake" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] (RISK) 风险 uk us /steɪk/

the amount of money which you risk on the result of something such as a game or competition

She spent two weeks in Las Vegas playing high-stakes blackjack at the casinos. 她在拉斯韦加斯的赌场里玩了两个星期的高赌注二十一点。
the stakes [ plural ]

In an activity or competition, the stakes are the reward for the person who wins or succeeds in it

The team is playing for enormous stakes - the chance to play in the final. 这支球队正在为大奖——进入决赛——而拼搏。
the Stakes

a horse race in which the prize money is provided by all the owners of the horses which are competing in the race

the popularity, etc. stakes

a situation where someone is judged on how much of a particular quality they have

The prime minister is not very high in the popularity stakes (= he is not very popular) at the moment. 首相当前的人气并不是很旺。
raise/up the stakes

to increase the prize or reward in a competition or any activity in which you are competing


to make a situation more urgent or more difficult to ignore

The stowaways are trying to raise the stakes by refusing to eat until they are given money and aid. 偷渡者正试图通过绝食来使事态扩大,直到他们得到钱和援助。

(Translation of “stake noun (RISK)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)