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Meaning of stake

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial
           involvement with something; "they have interests all over
           the world"; "a stake in the company's future" [syn:
           {interest}, {stake}]
      2: a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end
         of a race track); "a pair of posts marked the goal"; "the
         corner of the lot was indicated by a stake" [syn: {post},
      3: instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a
         victim is tied to for burning
      4: the money risked on a gamble [syn: {stake}, {stakes}, {bet},
      5: a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it
         can be driven into the ground
      v 1: put at risk; "I will stake my good reputation for this"
           [syn: {venture}, {hazard}, {adventure}, {stake},
      2: place a bet on; "Which horse are you backing?"; "I'm betting
         on the new horse" [syn: {bet on}, {back}, {gage}, {stake},
         {game}, {punt}]
      3: mark with a stake; "stake out the path" [syn: {stake},
      4: tie or fasten to a stake; "stake your goat"
      5: kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole; "the enemies
         were impaled and left to die" [syn: {impale}, {stake}]

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