stakeout
noun Date: circa 1942 a surveillance maintained by the police of an area or a person suspected of criminal activity

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  • Stakeout — bezeichnet die Berliner Band Stakeout (Band), den Film „Die Nacht hat viele Augen (Stakeout)“ mit Emilio Estevez Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begrif …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stakeout — ☆ stakeout [stak′out΄ ] n. 1. the staking out of police, etc. in a surveillance of a location, suspected criminal, etc. 2. an area so staked out …   English World dictionary

  • stakeout — 1. n. a person who is positioned to observe someone or something. (See also stake someone or something out.) □ The stakeout stuck out like a sore thumb standing there under the streetlight reading a paper. □ The stakeout was one of Barlowe’s best …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • stakeout — UK [ˈsteɪkˌaʊt] / US noun [countable] Word forms stakeout : singular stakeout plural stakeouts an act of waiting outside a building and watching it, especially secretly in order to catch a criminal or find out whether there is any illegal… …   English dictionary

  • Stakeout — A stakeout is the coordinated hidden surveillance of a location or person for the purpose of gathering evidence, especially in regard to criminal activity. The term derives from the practice by surveyors of using stakes to measure out an area… …   Wikipedia

  • stakeout — noun The act of watching a location, generally covertly. The police had a stakeout in place where they expected the crime to occur …   Wiktionary

  • stakeout — [[t]ste͟ɪaʊt[/t]] stakeouts also stake out N COUNT If police officers are on a stakeout, they are secretly watching a building for evidence of criminal activity …   English dictionary

  • stakeout — /stayk owt /, n. 1. the surveillance of a location by the police, as in anticipation of a crime or the arrival of a wanted person. 2. the place from which such surveillance is carried out. 3. something that is bounded or separated by or as if by… …   Universalium

  • stakeout — Synonyms and related words: bugging, cloak and dagger work, counterespionage, counterintelligence, electronic surveillance, espial, espionage, following, intelligence, intelligence work, military intelligence, observation, secret police, secret… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stakeout — stake|out [ˈsteıkaut] n when the police watch a place secretly and continuously in order to catch someone who is doing something illegal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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