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stake out something

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

stake out something (CLAIM)

to ​claimownership of or a ​particularinterest in something: All politicians will stake out ​loweringtaxes as ​their very own ​idea.

stake out something

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

stake out something (WATCH)

to ​secretlywatch a ​place, esp. for ​illegalactivity: A ​group of ​reporters staked out the ​hallway, hoping to ​catch the ​singer on her way out.
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