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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
“Use a plumb bob and chalk to transfer each mark from the string to the ground, and drive a stake to mark the center of each post position.”
A sum of money or something else of value gambled on the outcome of a risky game or venture
“The stakes were high, but that's how I like them.”
A share or interest in a business, situation, or system
“Those who do have a stake in the current system - the teachers' union, for example - point to the schools' bad condition as a reason for the government to appropriate more money.”
Prize money, especially in horse racing
“They are racing for record stakes this year.”
A situation involving competition in a specified area
“Hats dominate the fashion stakes with racegoers.”
Bet, wager
“Still I'm thankful that I can pick and choose gigs, just playing for enjoyment and spare cash rather than having to stake my living on it.”
“And stake young trees, especially bare-root trees and evergreens, to fortify them against strong winds.”
“British governments staked their claim to disputed areas by formalizing imperial control.”
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