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Definition of "at stake" []

  • At issue, at risk. (phrase)

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Use "at stake" in a sentence
  • "Oshima called at about 8:25 P.M. to say that Tokyo had decided the Council should meet Wednesday morning, after which I called de La Sablière, since France was Council president in July, to tell him that we were appropriately accommodating Japan, which had the most at stake from a threatening North Korea."
  • "It also went unobserved in news circles that the millions of dollars in damages at stake in the thousands of claims pending before the Vaccine Court may have had something to do with why the IOM report had generated so much outrage."
  • "In Beijing, the consultations took place only a week before the Bush-Jiang Zemin Summit meeting in Crawford, so a lot was at stake for both sides."