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stake sth on sth

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