- to keep (a suspect) under police surveillance.
- to appoint (a police officer) to maintain constant watch over a suspect or place.
Idioms about stake
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How to use stake in a sentence
The latest iteration of that is TikTok’s deal with Oracle that will reportedly set up a new US entity to house the short video app, with the US software giant taking a minority stake and managing user data.Beijing is publicizing its philosophy of how tech firms like TikTok must aid China’s rise|Jane Li|September 16, 2020|Quartz
If the edited embryos result in a baby, his or her offspring will also inherit the edited DNA—thus dramatically raising the stakes.A CRISPR Baby Future? New Report Outlines Path to Human Germline Editing|Shelly Fan|September 15, 2020|Singularity Hub
When the stakes are high, and the gatekeepers of reproduction and survival are other minds, competition and manipulation become central.
So fintech startups that sell fractional stakes in those assets have surged during the pandemic.How a bottled-water founder became the richest man in China (for a moment)|Lucinda Shen|September 8, 2020|Fortune
It’s really helped lay the table stakes of what we believe in and care about.‘Don’t wait to be perfect:’ 4 top startup tips from a unicorn’s founder and investor|Beth Kowitt|September 6, 2020|Fortune
We can, due to the critical issues at stake, also go one more step and impose an embargo.
Think about it: Dodd-Frank was explicitly passed to drive a stake through the heart of the implicit concept of “too big to fail.”
At stake is not just the 21 photos that were originally ordered to be released.The Detainee Abuse Photos Obama Didn’t Want You To See|Noah Shachtman, Tim Mak|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then as now, we all are at stake, and sooner or later, we all must make a stand.
Paul has consistently used Benghazi as a device to stake out high ground on foreign policy.
On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
The Duke, as well as his friend, had much at stake in bringing this part of his negociation to bear.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
I watched her narrowly, and would stake my life on it she is only the more dangerous for being the less open.
It would not take two minutes to convert him from the inquisitor to the martyr at the stake.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
And the quail, perched on the fence-stake, would she address herself to us or to Mr. Robert White down in the meadow?The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
British Dictionary definitions for stake (1 of 2)
Word Origin for stake
British Dictionary definitions for stake (2 of 2)
- to increase the amount of money or valuables hazarded in a gambling game
- to increase the costs, risks, or considerations involved in taking an action or reaching a conclusionthe Libyan allegations raised the stakes in the propaganda war between Libya and the United States
Word Origin for stake
Other Idioms and Phrases with stake
In addition to the idioms beginning with stake
- stake a claim
- stake out
- at stake
- burn at the stake
- have a stake in
- pull up stakes