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  • v. To mark off the limits by stakes; as, to stake out land; to stake out a new road.
  • v. To end the game by hitting the stake peg in the middle of the court.


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  • Virginia took advantage of the summerlike weather to stake out a garden.

    Plain Language

  • Pursuing white liquor, Jimmy Beheler and his crew would stake out the Exchange.


  • I slapped the stake out of Tina's hand so hard she nearly plunged overboard.

    Undead and Unworthy

  • When it came to the coin-toss to see who was going to stake out the target's apartment three weeks ago, after they'd gotten back from the Gittleman hit in St. Louis, he was glad Zane'd won.

    Manhattan Is My Beat

  • His plan was to stake out some higher ground with those guerrillas outside of Tarin Kowt and call in airstrikes from there onto the fast-approaching Taliban convoy.

    The Longest War


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