Meaning of “stakeout” in the English Dictionary

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"stakeout" in British English

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stakeoutnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsteɪk.aʊt/ us /ˈsteɪk.aʊt/

(Definition of “stakeout” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stakeoutnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsteɪkˌɑʊt/

an act of secretly watching a place or person, esp. to see if any illegal activity is taking place:

The stakeout did not provide much help to investigators.

(Definition of “stakeout” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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