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verb [transitive]     stake pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participlestaking
past tensestaked
past participlestaked
  1. to risk losing or damaging something valuable in order to obtain or achieve something
    stake something on something:

    The government has staked its reputation on eliminating the deficit.

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    1. a.
      to risk money by betting it on the result of a race, competition, game, etc.
      stake something on something:

      They have staked a lot of money on the favorite.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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