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Stake

Definition

[n] instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
[n] 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"; "the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake"
[n] a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something; "they have interests all over the world"; "a stake in the company's future"
[n] the money risked on a gamble
[v] place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse"
[v] kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole; "the enemies were impaled and left to die"
[v] mark with a stake; "stake out the path"
[v] tie or fasten to a stake; "stake your goat"
[v] put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"


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