stake one's life on (something)

Definition of stake one's life on (something)

  1. :  to be absolutely sure of (something) That's the man who robbed the bank. I would stake my life on it.

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

    :  execution by burning at a stake

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

    :  to tether to a stake

    :  bet, wager

lifeplay
  1. :  the quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body

    :  a principle or force that is considered to underlie the distinctive quality of animate beings

    :  an organismic state characterized by capacity for metabolism (see metabolism 1), growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction

  1. :  of or relating to animate being

    :  lifelong

    :  using a living model

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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