Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Surveillance of an area, building, or person, especially by the police.

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  • noun The act of watching a location, generally covertly.

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  • noun surveillance of some place or some person by the police (as in anticipation of a crime)

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Examples

  • KOCH: No, there's a camera at our -- what I called our stakeout position.

    CNN Transcript Mar 22, 2006

  • You'll see visiting heads of state tend to go into the entrance; when they leave, we show pictures, or when congressmen or others come to what we call a stakeout at the White House, to speak to reporters, you see the West Wing entrance behind them.

    CNN Transcript Jul 12, 2001

  • I realize the stakeout is an enormous moral and logistical problem.

    The Riverman

  • I realize the stakeout is an enormous moral and logistical problem.

    The Riverman

  • I realize the stakeout is an enormous moral and logistical problem.

    The Riverman

  • For anyone who knows Don, the idea of him running a stakeout is a gas.

    Dallas Blog, Daily News, Dallas Politics, Opinion, and Commentary FrontBurner Blog D Magazine

  • He's willing to let TV reporters into the chamber for special events and high-profile debates on a case-by-case basis, and he will let them have "stakeout" locations in heavily-trafficked parts of the Capitol.

    Why C-SPAN can never get cameras on the House floor

  • He's willing to let TV reporters into the chamber for special events and high-profile debates on a case-by-case basis, and he will let them have "stakeout" locations in heavily trafficked parts of the Capitol.

    C-SPAN denied cameras in the House of Representatives, again

  • When he joined the regular press mob for a stakeout of Mr. Powell - "They say 'stakeout' so you don't feel so much like a sheep" - one press veteran told him that there'd been better access in the old Soviet Union.

    Refinancing Sun Begins Hondling New $40 Million

  • Many of the pictures were of such poor quality that it seemed they had been taken as part of some kind of stakeout; they had the nature of private-eye photographs slowly developing in a chemical bath, and this greatly added to the sense that they really were somehow "explosive" and "revealing."

    The Tabloid Habit

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