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    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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