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 stake stake

noun

  • () (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something  ( stake, interest )
    (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
     they have interests all over the world
    they have interests all over the world
     a stake in the company's future
    a stake in the company's future
  • () instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning  ( stake )
    instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
  • () a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)  ( post, stake )
    a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
     a pair of posts marked the goal
    a pair of posts marked the goal
     the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake
    the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake
  • a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground  ( stake )
    a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground
  • the money risked on a gamble  ( stake, stakes, wager, bet )
    the money risked on a gamble
  • verb

  • () place a bet on  ( back, gage, game, punt, stake, bet on )
    place a bet on
     Which horse are you backing?
    Which horse are you backing?
     I'm betting on the new horse
    I'm betting on the new horse
  • () put at risk  ( adventure, hazard, venture, jeopardize, stake )
    put at risk
     I will stake my good reputation for this
    I will stake my good reputation for this
  • () mark with a stake  ( post, stake )
    mark with a stake
     stake out the path
    stake out the path
  • kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole  ( impale, stake )
    kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
     the enemies were impaled and left to die
    the enemies were impaled and left to die
  • tie or fasten to a stake  ( stake )
    tie or fasten to a stake
     stake your goat
    stake your goat