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stake1

 
 
pronunciation:
steIk
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a sharpened or pointed post that is driven into the ground. Stakes can be used to mark a place or to support something.
We used stakes to hold our tent in place.
synonyms:
peg, picket, pile, post
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: stakes, staking, staked
definition 1: to make a claim to or mark off, using stakes or as if using stakes (often followed by "off" or "out").
We staked out the area that we would use for our camp.
synonyms:
mark off
similar words:
bound, define, enclose, fence
definition 2: to tie to or lean against a stake in order to give support.
He staked the bean plant.
synonyms:
brace, prop, support
similar words:
lash, moor, secure, tether, tie
definition 3: to tie or attach to a stake.
We staked the goat in the front yard.
synonyms:
peg, tether
similar words:
hitch, lash, moor, post, tie