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stake1 British & World English

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

stake2 British & World English

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

stake1 English Thesaurus

he was replacing broken stakes in a barbed-wire fence

stake2 English Thesaurus

if the horse wins, you get five times your stake back

the stake in stake1 British & World English

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

stake net British & World English

A fishing net hung on stakes

stake-out British & World English

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

stake boat British & World English

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

stake body British & World English

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

stake a claim British & World English

Assert one’s right to something

go to the stake for British & World English

Used to emphasize that one would do anything to defend a particular belief, opinion, or person

be burned at the stake British & World English

Be executed by being tied to a stake and publicly burned alive, typically for alleged heresy or witchcraft

stake someone/thing out British & World English

Keep a person or place under surveillance

stake something out in stake1 British & World English

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

stake a claim in stake1 British & World English

Assert one’s right to something

stake someone/thing out in stake1 British & World English

Keep a person or place under surveillance

punji stick British & World English

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

punji stake in punji stick British & World English

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

stakebuilding British & World English

The building up of a holding of shares in a company

be burned at the stake in burn1 British & World English

Be executed by being tied to a stake and publicly burned alive, typically for alleged heresy or witchcraft

go to the stake for in stake1 British & World English

Used to emphasize that one would do anything to defend a particular belief, opinion, or person

stake something out in stake1 English Thesaurus

the slaves were made to stake out canefields in the rainforest


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