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English definition of “stake a claim”

stake a claim

If you stake a claim to something, you say or show that you have a right to it and that it should belong to you: He marked the spot on his map where he had seen the gold and returned later that month to stake his claim.Announcing, informing and statingHaving and owning - general words
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