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stake somewhere/sth out

phrasal verb with stake uk   us   /steɪk/ verb [T]
to ​mark the ​limits of an ​area or a ​piece of ​land with ​woodensticks in ​order to ​claim that you own it to show ​clearly that you ​claim the ​right to own, ​control, or use a ​particulararea, for ​example by putting ​personal things there: Each ​gang in the ​city has ​staked out ​itsterritory and ​defends it from other ​gangs. They ​arrived early for the ​concert and ​staked out a ​place at the ​front of the ​queue.
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