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stake1 US English

A strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end, driven into the ground to support a tree, form part of a fence, act as a boundary mark, etc.

stake2 US English

A sum of money or something else of value gambled on the outcome of a risky game or venture

stake1 US Thesaurus

a stake in the ground

stake2 US Thesaurus

playing dice for high stakes

the stake in stake1 US English

A wooden post to which a person was tied before being burned alive as a punishment

at stake US English

To be won or lost; at risk

stake net US English

A fishing net hung on stakes

stake boat US English

An anchored boat used to mark the course for a boat race

stake body US English

A body for a truck having a flat open platform with removable posts along the sides

stake a claim US English

Assert one’s right to something

be burned at the stake US English

Be executed by being burned alive in public, typically for heresy or witchcraft

stake something out in stake1 US English

Mark an area with stakes so as to claim ownership of it

stake someone/something out US English

Continuously watch a place or person in secret

at stake in stake2 US English

To be won or lost; at risk

stakeout US English

A period of secret surveillance of a building or an area by police in order to observe someone’s activities

stake a claim in stake1 US English

Assert one’s right to something

stake someone/something out in stake1 US English

Continuously watch a place or person in secret

punji stick US English

A sharpened bamboo stake, typically one tipped with poison, set in a camouflaged hole in the ground as a means of defense, especially in Southeast Asia

punji stake in punji stick US English

A sharpened bamboo stake, typically one tipped with poison, set in a camouflaged hole in the ground as a means of defense, especially in Southeast Asia

stake out in stake1 US Thesaurus

builders staked out the plot

stakebuilding US English

The building up of a holding of shares in a company

be burned at the stake in burn1 US English

Be executed by being burned alive in public, typically for heresy or witchcraft