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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

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

stake a claim in stake1 British & World English

Assert one’s right to something

stake something out in stake1 English Thesaurus

the slaves were made to stake out canefields in the rainforest

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

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