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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.