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English definition of “stake sb to sth”

stake sb to sth

US phrasal verb with stake     /steɪk/ verb [T]
to provide someone with a particular thing or with what is needed to get it: The governor has promised to stake the city's homeless to what they need for a fresh start.Giving, providing and supplying
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