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Definition of STAKE
Pronunciation : STAKE

noun : STAKE

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) (law) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning ;

  • 5. (

    ) a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground ;

verb : STAKE

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 4. (

    ) tie or fasten to a stake; "stake your goat" ;

  • 5. (

    ) kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole; "the enemies were impaled and left to die" ;

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