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stake someone to something

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stake someone to something

verb phrase

To give or provide something to someone, inferentially as a loan: Could you stake me to a new suit so I can get a job?

[1853+; fr the earlier senses where stake meant someone's basic provisions for farming, prospecting, etc]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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