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Main Entry: 1stake
Pronunciation: primarystressstamacrk
Function: noun
1 : a pointed piece (as of wood or metal) driven or to be driven into the ground especially as a marker or support
2 : a post to which a person is bound for execution by burning
3 a : something that is staked for gain or loss b : the prize in a contest c : an interest or share in a business
4 : GRUBSTAKE
- at stake : in a position to be lost or won <there's more at stake than just the money>

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