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stake

verb [T]
 
 
/steɪk/
stake a/your claim to state that you have a right to something and that it should belong to you: Foreign companies across a range of sectors seek to stake a claim in China's fast-growing economy.stake a claim to/for/on sth Various countries are trying to stake their claims to the oil under the polar ice cap.
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