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  • n  (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    a stake in the company's future
  • n  a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
    the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake
  • n  instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
  • n  the money risked on a gamble
  • n  a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground
  • v  put at risk
    I will stake my good reputation for this
  • v  place a bet on
  • v  mark with a stake
    stake out the path
  • v  tie or fasten to a stake
    stake your goat
  • v  kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole

  • But bigger issues are at stake too, ones that are more political and philosophical in nature: Should any bank be too big to fail? What should be done with financial activities that .
  • A Rio Tinto iron-ore mine; China plans to double its stake in the company to 18%.
  • Fiat will eat further into the Cerberus stake, and it also has the option of tapping into Daimler AG's remaining stake in Chrysler as a way to build its stake to 55%, according to .
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  • Barack Obama in Herald Sun
    I make this decision because I am convinced that our security is at stake in Afghanistan and Pakistan. This is the epicentre of the violent extremism practiced by al-Qaeda,Mr Obama said, unveiling his new strategy for turning around the war...

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