Stake

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Definition

the stakes (are high): the risks (are high)
noun

a stake: a bet, a wager; an amount involved in a bet or financial transaction
noun

Examples

  • "I know that you love jokes, especially jokes that involve high stakes."
  • "A born gambler, he is at his best when the stakes are high."
  • "In the following chapters, you will discover shocking accusations and fabrications about Bruno, including: blackmail, adultery, Swedish au pairs, cross dressing, high-stakes scuba diving, and even illegal chicken fights."
  • "High stakes poker."
  • "What would you say to increasing the stakes?"

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