- 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
With tens of billions of dollars per year at stake, that ambiguity set off a flurry of lobbying as the Treasury Department set about writing regulations.Georgia Senator David Perdue Privately Pushed for a Tax Break for Rich Sports Teamowners|by Robert Faturechi and Justin Elliott|November 20, 2020|ProPublica
As someone who’s had giardia and norovirus and picked something up in Peru 15 years ago that may still be hanging out in my intestines, I can tell you that the stakes are high.The High-Capacity Water Filter You Need for Base Camp|Joe Jackson|November 20, 2020|Outside Online
While Mason is optimistic the parties will reach a settlement, he spoke in court Wednesday to warn them of what was at stake if they don’t.Boy Scouts must settle 95,000 abuse claims by next summer — or risk running out of cash|Samantha Schmidt|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
As part of the deal, Verizon is acquiring a minority stake in BuzzFeed, which will use the telecom giant’s advertising platform to reach more customers.BuzzFeed buys HuffPost from Verizon in latest new-media deal|Verne Kopytoff|November 19, 2020|Fortune
So the stakes are clear, and we give the Seahawks the edge with a 58 percent chance to win.The Indianapolis Colts Finally Built A Defensive Monster|Ty Schalter|November 19, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
With fighter jets, bombers, and nuclear-powered icebreakers, the Vladimir Putin regime is staking its claim in the Arctic.
The Russians and Canadians have been the most aggressive in staking their claims—often with competing scientific data.
You have to sway from one foot to another to keep them from staking their claim.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Still, like any gold rush, several investors are staking their claim.
Reince is threatening that and he is for it, and he is staking his chairmanship on it.
And you know that father is incapable of staking half or even two thirds of his little all against any proposition he believes in.The Beauty|Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
Fedora sauntered slowly around the rooms, leaning over and staking a gold plaque here and there.Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo|E. Phillips Oppenheim
He was not staking large sums, but he was losing about three out of four times that he put down his money.Down the Rhine|Oliver Optic
The staking of lots on the tide flats at night, when the tide was out, seemed to be a staple industry.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail|Ezra Meeker
He took up a position at the end of the table nearest the door, and apparently watched the game before staking.The Grell Mystery|Frank Froest
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