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  • n. Plural form of stake.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of stake.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the money risked on a gamble


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  • Tommy Hill running back in eighth place Brookes took the lead, by four points, in the title stakes from the Suzuki rider.

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  • "It feels good and is something I didn't expect," admitted Camier who goes into these two races second in the title stakes, seven points down on Worx Suzuki rider Sylvain Guintoli.

  • But she will also outline what they call the stakes here in this election.

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  • Gambling without stakes is an insipid amusement, and Corliss discovered, likewise, that the warm blood which rises from hygienic gymnasium work is something quite different from that which pounds hotly along when thew matches thew and flesh impacts on flesh and the stake is life and limb.

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  • They had twirled the little ivory ball and swept the stakes from the table.


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