Definition for STAKE

STAKE, v.t.

  1. To fasten, support or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants.
  2. To mark the limits by stakes; with out; as, to stake out land; to stake out a new road, or the ground for a canal.
  3. To wager; to pledge; to put at hazard upon the issue of competition, or upon a future contingency. I'll stake yon lamb that near the fountain plays. – Pope.
  4. To point or sharpen stakes. [Not used in America.]
  5. To pierce with a stake. – Spectator.

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