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stake out something

phrasal verb with stake  us   /steɪk/ verb [T]
  • (CLAIM)

to claim ownership of or a particular interest in something: All politicians will stake out lowering taxes as their very own idea.

stake out something

phrasal verb with stake  us   /steɪk/ verb [T]
  • (WATCH)

to secretly watch a place, esp. for illegal activity: A group of reporters staked out the hallway, hoping to catch the singer on her way out.
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