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stake /steik/
  • danh từ
    • cộc, cọc
    • cọc trói; để thiếu sống; sự bị thiêu sống
      • to be condemned to the stake: bị kết an thiêu sống
    • đe nhỏ (của thợ thiếc)
    • (số nhiều) cuộc thi có đánh cược; tiền đánh cược; tiền được cược
      • to play for high stakes: đánh cược to
    • nguyên tắc (đang đấu tranh để thực hiện)
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (thông tục) tiền đóng góp, tiền dấn vốn (vào một công cuộc kinh doanh)
    • to be at stake
      • đang lâm nguy, đang bị đe doạ
    • to have a stake in the country
      • có quyền lợi nông thôn
    • to put up stakes
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (thông tục) thay đổi chỗ ở, thay đổi chỗ kinh doanh
  • ngoại động từ
    • đóng cọc; đỡ bằng cọc
    • (+ off, out) khoanh cọc (quanh một miếng đất để nhận phần)
    • buộc vào cọc
    • ((thường) + on) đặt cược
      • to stake great sums of money on: đánh cược to vào
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (thông tục) góp vốn, dấn vốn
Concise Dictionary
+(law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
+a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
+instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
+the money risked on a gamble
+put at risk
+place a bet on
+mark with a stake
+tie or fasten to a stake
+kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 stick, post, spike, picket, paling, pale, pole, pike, stave; palisade, pole, upright, pillar, column:
They tied the goat to a stake and hid, waiting for the tiger to catch the scent.
2 pull up stakes. move (house), resettle, move on, migrate, emigrate, leave, depart:
It was time to pull up stakes and find a new camp-site.
3 tether, tie (up), secure, fasten, picket, lash, leash, hitch, chain:
The ponies were staked out in the pasture.
4 Usually, stake out. (a fence (in or off), confine, pen, enclose, close in or off, hem in, shut in, impound, enclose, cage, wall in:
We hired a man to stake out a large enough area to keep the horses.
(b) mark off or out, define, delimit, outline, demarcate, delineate, circumscribe:
The pioneers had already staked out the land they planned to cultivate.
1 bet, wager, ante, risk, hazard:
If you want to make the game interesting, you'll have to raise the stakes.
2 investment, interest, share, involvement, concern:
Myra has a considerable stake in the outcome of the shareholders' meeting.
3 at stake. at hazard, hazarded, at risk, risked, on the table, in jeopardy, jeopardized, concerned, involved:
Don't take the matter lightly, as Tom's reputation is at stake.
4 risk, jeopardize, venture, put (money) on, chance, hazard, gamble, wager, bet:
I had staked my last penny on that gold-mine.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, verb
+ noun
1 [C] a wooden or metal post that is pointed at one end and pushed into the ground in order to support sth, mark a particular place, etc: Tall plants can be secured by tying them to stakes.
2 (the stake) [sing.] a wooden post that sb could be tied to in former times before being burnt to death (= killed by fire) as a punishment: Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake.
3 [C] money that sb invests in a company: a 20% stake in the business + a controlling / majority / minority stake
4 [sing.] ~ in sth an important part or share in a business, plan, etc. that is important to you and that you want to be successful: She has a personal stake in the success of the play. + Many young people no longer feel they have a stake in society.
5 [C, usually pl.] something that you risk losing, especially money, when you try to predict the result of a race, game, etc., or when you are involved in an activity that can succeed or fail: They were playing cards for high stakes (= a lot of money). + With only two points separating the top five players, the stakes are high as they enter the final round.
6 (stakes) [pl.] the money that is paid to the winners in horse racing
7 (stakes) [U] used in the names of some horse races
Idioms: at stake that can be won or lost, depending on the success of a particular action: We cannot afford to take risks when peoples' lives are at stake + The prize at stake is a place in the final.
go to the stake over / for sth to be prepared to do anything in order to defend your opinions or beliefs: He would have gone to the stake for his belief in his daughter's innocence.
in the ...stakes used to say how much of a particular quality a person has, as if they were in a competition in which some people are more successful than others: John doesn't do too well in the personality stakes.
+ verb [VN]
1 ~ sth (on sth) to risk money or sth important on the result of sth: He staked £25 on the favourite (= for example, in horse racing). + She staked her political career on tax reform, and lost. + That's him over there-I'd stake my life on it (= I am completely confident).
2 ~ sth (up) to support sth with a stake: to stake newly planted trees
Idioms: stake (out) a / your claim (to / for / on sth) to say or show publicly that you think sth should be yours: Adams staked his claim for a place in the Olympic team with his easy win yesterday.
Phrasal Verbs: stake sth<->out
1 to clearly mark the limits of sth that you claim is yours
2 to state your opinion, position, etc. on sth very clearly: The President staked out his position on the issue.
3 to watch a place secretly, especially for signs of illegal activity: Detectives had been staking out the house for several weeks.
related noun STAKE-OUT
Collocation Dictionary

1 (also stakes) amount that could be won/lost


big, high | low, small | political


play for
They always play for high stakes.
| raise | lower


at ~
The minister will face the enquiry with his reputation at stake.

2 share of a company, etc.


controlling, large, majority, significant, substantial | minority, small | direct | financial, equity


have | acquire, buy, take | sell | build up, increase, lift, raise | cut, reduce


~ in
She acquired a four per cent direct stake in the business.

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