stake

Part of speech: verb

To fasten by means of a stake.

Part of speech: verb

To mark off with stakes.

Part of speech: noun

A stick or post sharpened for driving into the ground.

Part of speech: noun

A post to which a person was bound to be burned alive; martyrdom.

Part of speech: verb

To put at hazard; wager; risk.

Part of speech: noun

Something wagered; a prize for competition.

Part of speech: noun

An interest.

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Usage examples "stake":

  1. He can't talk, and he's stiff as a stake. - "They of the High Trails", Hamlin Garland.
  2. You are innocent; I stake my soul on that. - "A Butterfly on the Wheel", Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull.
  3. Oliver collected his chips, relieved, and put all but one back in his stake pocket. - "O+F", John Moncure Wetterau.