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English definition of “stake sth out”

stake sth out

(WATCH) phrasal verb with stake     /steɪk/ verb [T]
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
(Definition of stake sth out (WATCH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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