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stake

(Award), noun ante, bet, pot, prize, purse, spoils, wager, winnings

stake

(Interest), noun claim, equity, holding, right, share, title
Associated concepts: interpleader stake deposited in court
See also: bet, binder, bond, chance, claim, compromise, deposit, dominion, endanger, equity, gamble, guarantee, guaranty, holding, interest, jeopardize, lien, loan, ownership, parlay, pawn, pledge, right, risk, security, speculate, title
References in classic literature ?
You may guess, finding the luck turned, that I again staked the diamond.
With a feeling like a sick qualm, as though I would like to make my way out of the crowd and go home, I staked another fifty gulden--this time on the red.
Not if you staked your all on the success of my marriage.
Preparations are afoot, measurements are made, ground is staked out.
Rostov staked five rubles on a card and lost, staked again, and again lost.
Bradley, von Schoenvorts and I, with Miss La Rue's help, staked out the various buildings and the outer wall.
But first, before they staked her, their plan was to dislocate her joints and break the big bones of the arms and legs.
A sum that in the days ere the silver spoon had melted, I staked in careless moods of an instant on a turn of the cards.
I staked my life in the fever swamps of Africa, to gain the promotion that I only desired for her sake--and gained it.