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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.
Translations of “stake a claim”
in Chinese (Traditional) 宣佈所有權,提出擁有權…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宣布所有权,提出拥有权…
(Definition of stake a claim from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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