from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Surveillance of an area, building, or person, especially by the police.
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- n. The act of watching a location, generally covertly.
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- n. surveillance of some place or some person by the police (as in anticipation of a crime)
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KOCH: No, there's a camera at our -- what I called our stakeout position.
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.
I realize the stakeout is an enormous moral and logistical problem.
For anyone who knows Don, the idea of him running a stakeout is a gas.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Dwight’s comment to Toby on the stakeout was actually that he is rebuilding a turn-of-the century steam locomotive in his slaughterhouse.
The "stakeout" is a staple of White House coverage.