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British English: /steɪk/
American English: /steɪk/

Translation of stake in French:


  • 1 (Games, Horse racing) [figurative] (amount risked) to put a stake on
    miser sur (horse)
    high/low stakes
    enjeux élevés/faibles
    to play for high stakes [literal] [figurative] to raise the stakes
    augmenter l'enjeu
    monter la mise
    to be at stake [figurative]
    être en jeu
    there is a lot at stake [figurative]
    ce n'est pas à prendre à la légère
    he has a lot at stake [figurative]
    il a gros à perdre
    to put something at stake [literal] [figurative]
    mettre quelque chose en jeu
  • 2 (investment) a large/small stake
    une forte/faible participation
    to have a 30% stake in
    avoir une participation de 30% dans (company)
  • 4 (History) (for execution) to go to the stake
    monter au bûcher
    to be burnt at the stake
    être brûlé sur le bûcher

also: stakes plural noun

  • (Horse racing)
    montant (m) du prix
    the Diamond Stakes
    la course des Diamond Stakes
    ‘France top in pay stakes’ [figurative]
    ‘la France en tête dans la compétition salariale’

transitive verb

  • 1 (gamble)
    miser (money, property)
    risquer (reputation)
    to stake one's all on
    tout miser sur
    I would stake my life on it
    j'en mettrais ma tête à couper [informal]
  • 2 (support)
    mettre un tuteur à (plant, tree)
  • 3 (American English) (back)
    financer (person)


to stake one's claim to

exposer ses revendications sur

to (pull) up stakes


Phrasal verbs

stake out

stake out [something], stake [something] out 1.1
surveiller (hide-out)
1.2 [literal]
délimiter [quelque chose] avec des pieux (land)
1.3 [figurative] (claim)
revendiquer (interest, area of study)
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