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Noun: stakes  steyks
  1. The money risked on a gamble
    - stake, bet, wager
Noun: stake  steyk
  1. (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    "a stake in the company's future";
    - interest
     
  2. A pole set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
    "the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake";
    - post
     
  3. Instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
     
  4. A strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground
Verb: stake  steyk
  1. Put at risk
    "I will stake my good reputation for this";
    - venture, hazard, adventure, jeopardize, jeopardise [Brit]
     
  2. Place a bet on
    "I'm staking the new horse";
    - bet on, back, gage [archaic], game, punt
     
  3. Mark with a stake
    "stake out the path";
    - post
     
  4. Tie or fasten to a stake
    "stake your goat"
     
  5. Kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
    "the enemies were staked and left to die";
    - impale

Sounds like: stake, stakes

Type of: bet, fasten, fix, gamble, instrument of execution, kill, lay on the line, mark, part, percentage, play, portion, post, put on the line, risk, secure, share, visual signal, wager

Part of: pool

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