go to the stake for/over

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of go to the stake for/over

British
: to defend (something or someone) even though one's actions or statements may cause one trouble or harm
  • She's willing to go to the stake for her beliefs.

Word by Word Definitions

go play
  1. : to move on a course : proceed — compare stop

  2. : to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart

  3. : to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. : the act or manner of going

  2. : the height of fashion : rage

  3. : an often unexpected turn of affairs : occurrence

  1. : functioning properly : being in good and ready condition

  1. : a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

stake play
  1. : a pointed piece of wood or other material driven or to be driven into the ground as a marker or support

  2. : a post to which a person is bound for execution by burning

  3. : execution by burning at a stake

  1. : to mark the limits of by or as if by stakes

  2. : to tether to a stake

  3. : bet, wager

over play
  1. : across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

  2. : forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  3. : across the brim

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

  2. used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

  3. used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. : upper, higher

  2. : outer, covering

  3. : excessive

  1. : to leap over

  1. : so as to exceed or surpass

  2. : excessive

  3. : to an excessive degree


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