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English verb: put on the line

1. put on the line (social) expose to a chance of loss or damage


SamplesWe risked losing a lot of money in this venture.
Why risk your life?.
She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong.


Synonymslay on the line, risk


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Broader (hypernym)assay, attempt, essay, seek, try


Narrower (hyponym)adventure, bell the cat, hazard, jeopardize, stake, venture









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