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English definition of “stake”

stake

noun [C] (POLE)   /steɪk/
a thick, strong, pointed wood or metal pole pushed into the ground and used to mark a spot or to support something: Stakes in the ground marked the outline of the new building.
(Definition of stake noun (POLE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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