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Overview of noun stake

The noun stake has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (2) interest, stake

((law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something; "they have interests all over the world"; "a stake in the company's future")

2. (1) post, stake

(a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track); "a pair of posts marked the goal"; "the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake")

3. (1) stake

(instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning)

4. stake, stakes, bet, wager

(the money risked on a gamble)

5. stake

(a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground)


Overview of verb stake

The verb stake has 5 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (2) venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize

(put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this")

2. (2) bet on, back, gage, stake, game, punt

(place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting on the new horse")

3. (1) stake, post

(mark with a stake; "stake out the path")

4. stake

(tie or fasten to a stake; "stake your goat")

5. impale, stake

(kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole; "the enemies were impaled and left to die")

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