Meaning of “stake a claim” in the English Dictionary

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"stake a claim" in British English

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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.

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