seal someone's fate

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of seal someone's fate

: to make the future that someone will have certain
  • Their decision sealed her fate. Once they made their decision, her fate was sealed.
  • Her fate was sealed by the marriage arrangement made in her youth.

Word by Word Definitions

seal play
  1. : any of numerous carnivorous marine mammals (families Phocidae and Otariidae) that live chiefly in cold regions and have limbs modified into webbed flippers adapted primarily to swimming

  2. : the pelt of a fur seal

  3. : leather made from the skin of a seal

  1. : to hunt seals

  1. : something that confirms, ratifies, or makes secure : guarantee, assurance

  2. : a device with a cut or raised emblem, symbol, or word used especially to certify a signature or authenticate a document

  3. : a medallion or ring face bearing such a device incised so that it can be impressed on wax or moist clay

  1. : to confirm or make secure by or as if by a seal

  2. : to solemnize (something, such as a marriage) for eternity by a Mormon rite

  3. : to set or affix an authenticating seal to

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

fate play
  1. : the will or principle or determining cause by which things in general are believed to come to be as they are or events to happen as they do : destiny

  2. : an inevitable and often adverse outcome, condition, or end

  3. : disaster

  1. : destine


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