Translation of "stake" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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stakenoun [ C ]

uk /steɪk/ us /steɪk/

stake noun [ C ] (SHARE)

a share or a financial involvement in something such as a business

He holds (= owns) a 40 percent stake in/of the company. 他拥有公司40%的股份。
have a stake in sth

If you have a stake in something, it is important to you because you have a personal interest or involvement in it.

Employers have a stake in the training of their staff. 雇主很重视员工培训。

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stake noun [ C ] (RISK)

the amount of money that you risk on the result of something such as a game or competition

She spent two weeks in Las Vegas playing high-stakes blackjack at the casinos. 她在拉斯韦加斯的赌场里玩了两个星期的高赌注二十一点。
the stakes [ plural ]

In an activity or competition, the stakes are the reward for the person who wins or succeeds in it.

The team is playing for enormous stakes - the chance to play in the final. 这支球队正在为大奖——进入决赛——而拼搏。
the Stakes

used in the names of horse races in which the prize money is provided by all the owners of the horses that are competing in the race

the beauty, popularity, etc. stakes

a situation where someone is judged on how much of a particular quality they have

The prime minister is not very high in the popularity stakes (= he is not very popular) at the moment. 首相当前的人气并不是很旺。
raise/up the stakes

to increase the prize or reward in a competition or any activity in which you are competing


to make a situation more urgent or more difficult to ignore

The stowaways are trying to raise the stakes by refusing to eat until they are given money and aid. 偷渡者正试图通过绝食来使事态扩大,直到他们得到钱和援助。

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stake noun [ C ] (STICK)

a strong stick or metal bar with a pointed end

The stakes are pushed or hammered into the ground and can be used for supporting a plant or forming part of a fence. 将木桩插入地下,可以用来标明地界、支撑植物或构成围栏。
the stake

in the past, a wooden post to which people were tied before being burned to death as a punishment

In medieval Europe, many women were accused of being witches and were burned at the stake. 在中世纪的欧洲,许多女人被指控为女巫而被烧死在火刑柱上。

stakeverb [ T ]

uk /steɪk/ us /steɪk/

stake verb [ T ] (RISK)

to risk an amount of money

At the roulette table, he staked $10,000 on number 21. 他在轮盘赌台上押了1万美元赌21号。

stake verb [ T ] (USE STICK)

to hold up and support something by fastening it to stakes

Tomato plants should be staked. 西红柿植株得用架子架起来。

(Translation of “stake” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)