- 1 stake something (on something) to risk money or something important on the result of something synonym bet He staked $50 on the favorite (= for example, in horse racing). She staked her political career on tax reform, and lost. That's him over there—I'd stake my life on it (= I am completely confident).
- 2stake something (up) to support something with a stake to stake newly planted trees Idioms
NAmE//steɪk//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stake
he / she / it stakes
past simple staked
-ing form staking
to say or show publicly that you think something should be yours Adams staked his claim to a place on the Olympic team with his easy win yesterday. Phrasal Verbsstake somethingout
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