- to keep (a suspect) under police surveillance.
- to appoint (a police officer) to maintain constant watch over a suspect or place.
Idioms about stake
Origin of stake1
Other definitions for stake (2 of 2)
Origin of stake2
How to use stake in a sentence
Allowing the protests to go on with little interference was always a high-stakes gamble.De Blasio and the New York City Protesters Have No Blood on Their Hands|Jacob Siegel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, it may never unless Western powers start raising the political stakes.
But the stakes are too high this Tuesday for any woman to stay home.
These stakes have created a financial arms race that almost certainly will make this election historically expensive.Dark Money Will Decide Which Party Controls the Senate|Center for Public Integrity|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It will go to the Shia majority and is the subject of an ongoing struggle with very high stakes indeed.The New Iraq War Could Be Won or Lost This Month by Baghdad Politics|Bartle Bull|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These stakes are gold only as yet, and no man's venture seems over five pounds.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
It was a sad day for Ramona and Alessandro when the kindly Hyers pulled up their tent-stakes and left the valley.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
The body was resting upon a plank supported by four stakes and covered with skins.
The stakes were too rough to admit the possibility of any finger-prints that might be microscopically detected.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
She was playing for tremendously high stakes, and her share of the victory was the price of a throne.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
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