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stake sth out

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with stake   /steɪk/ us  

(WATCH)

to watch a place continuously in order to catch criminals or to see a famous person: The police staked out the hotel where the two terrorists were reported to be staying.

(MAKE CLEAR)

to establish or make clear your opinion or position on something: Two of the president's chief advisers have staked out opposite positions on this issue. New software companies are going to find it hard staking out a position in an already crowded market.
Translations of “stake sth out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 監視…
in Russian вести наблюдение за чем-либо…
in Turkish bir suçluyu yakalamak/meşhur birini görmek için bir yeri gözetlemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 監視, 监视…
in Polish obserwować coś…
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