Stake, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Staked p. pr. & vb. n. Staking.]
1. To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake vines or plants.
2. To mark the limits of by stakes; -- with out; as, to stake out land; to stake out a new road.
3. To put at hazard upon the issue of competition, or upon a future contingency; to wager; to pledge.
I'll stake yon lamb, that near the fountain plays. --Pope.
4. To pierce or wound with a stake.