Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “stake a claim”

See all translations

stake a claim

If you stake a claim to something, you say or show that you have a right to it and that it should belong to you: He marked the spot on his map where he had seen the gold and returned later that month to stake his claim.
Translations of “stake a claim”
in Chinese (Traditional) 宣佈所有權,提出擁有權…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宣布所有权,提出拥有权…
(Definition of stake a claim from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More