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"at stake" in British English

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at stake

C2 If something that is ​valuable is at stake, it is in a ​situation where it might be ​lost: Thousands of ​lives will be at stake if ​emergencyaid does not ​arrive in the ​citysoon.
(Definition of at stake from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"at stake" in American English

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at stake

in ​danger of being ​lost: About 3000 ​jobs are at stake if the ​companycloses down.
(Definition of at stake from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “at stake”
in Chinese (Simplified) 有风险, 处于危急关头…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有風險, 處於危急關頭…
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