Stake Stake, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Staked} (st[=a]kd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Staking}.] 1. To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants. [1913 Webster]

2. To mark the limits of by stakes; -- with out; as, to stake out land; to stake out a new road. [1913 Webster]

3. To put at hazard upon the issue of competition, or upon a future contingency; to wager; to pledge. [1913 Webster]

I'll stake yon lamb, that near the fountain plays. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. To pierce or wound with a stake. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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