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English definition of “stake sth out”

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.Relating to detection and solving crimes

(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.Expressing and asking opinionsRemarks and remarkingControlling emotions
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