Translation of "stake" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

stake

noun [ C ] (RISK) 風險 uk us /steɪk/

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

賭注,賭金
She spent two weeks in Las Vegas playing high-stakes blackjack at the casinos. 她在拉斯維加斯的賭場裡玩了兩個星期高賭注的二十一點。
the stakes [ plural ]

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

(活動或比賽的)獎金,獎品
The team is playing for enormous stakes - the chance to play in the final. 這支球隊正在爲大獎——進入決賽——而拼命一搏。
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

(獎金由全部參賽馬主提供的)賽馬
the popularity, etc. stakes

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

受歡迎度等等
The prime minister is not very high in the popularity stakes (= he is not very popular) at the moment. 首相當前的人氣並不是很旺。
raise/up the stakes

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

增加獎金;提高獎賞

to make a situation more urgent or more difficult to ignore

使情況更緊急;使事態擴大
The stowaways are trying to raise the stakes by refusing to eat until they are given money and aid. 偷渡者正試圖透過絕食來使事態擴大,直到他們得到錢和援助為止。

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