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English definition of “stake sb to sth”

stake sb to sth

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verb [T] uk phrasal verb with stake   /steɪk/ us  
to provide someone with a particular thing or with what is needed to get it: The governor has promised to stake the city's homeless to what they need for a fresh start.
(Definition of stake sb to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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