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English definition of “stake sth on sth”

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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