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stake sth on sth

phrasal verb with stake uk   /steɪk/ us   /steɪk/ verb [T]
to risk harming or losing something important if an action, decision, or situation does not have the result you want or expect: I think she'll be head of this company in five year's time - I'd stake my reputation on it.
(Definition of stake sth on sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stake sth on sth

phrasal verb with stake uk   /steɪk/ us   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.
(Definition of stake sth on sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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