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stake

stake

stake - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stake

Definition
(noun) (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
Synonyms : interest
Example Sentence
  • they have interests all over the world
  • a stake in the company's future

Definition
(noun) a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
Synonyms : post
Example Sentence
  • a pair of posts marked the goal
  • the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake

Definition
(noun) instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
Definition
(noun) the money risked on a gamble
Synonyms : bet , stakes , wager

Definition
(noun) a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground
Definition
(verb) put at risk
Synonyms : adventure , hazard , jeopardize , venture
Example Sentence
  • I will stake my good reputation for this

Definition
(verb) place a bet on
Synonyms : back , bet on , gage , game , punt
Example Sentence
  • Which horse are you backing?
  • I'm betting on the new horse

Definition
(verb) mark with a stake
Synonyms : post
Example Sentence
  • stake out the path

Definition
(verb) tie or fasten to a stake
Example Sentence
  • stake your goat

Definition
(verb) kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
Synonyms : impale
Example Sentence
  • the enemies were impaled and left to die

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