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.
1 (also stakes) amount that could be won/lost
big, high | low, small | political
VERB + STAKE
They always play for high stakes.
| raise | lower
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
VERB + STAKE
have | acquire, buy, take | sell | build up, increase, lift, raise | cut, reduce
She acquired a four per cent direct stake in the business.
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