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English definition of “stake”

stake

noun     /steɪk/
be at stake If something is at stake, it is in a situation where it might be lost or damaged: We have to act quickly - people's lives are at stake.Unsafe and insecure
PART [C] a part of a business that you own, or an amount of money that you have invested in a business: He has a 30 percent stake in the company.Financial investments and the stock market
STICK [C] a strong stick with a pointed end that you push into the ground: a wooden stakePoles, rods, shafts and sticks
(Definition of stake noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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