Does it work like a double negative in the sense that it cancels each other out? For example:
- I won't study without you.
- We can't defeat him without taking a few risks.
- Don't give up without a fight.
- Don't eat without me.
The sentences can be interpreted as:
- I will study if you do it with me.
- We can defeat him by taking a few risks.
- You can give up only after you tried to fight.
- Eat with me.