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stake out definitions

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Date: 1951 1. to assign (as a police officer) to an area usually to conduct a surveillance 2. to maintain a stakeout of 3. to claim as one's own

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you stake out a position that you are stating or a claim that you are making, you are defending the boundaries or limits of the position or claim. Those who want to take child abuse seriously today must stake out a humane child protection practice... PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron)

Moby Thesaurus

bound, bug, case, circle in, circumscribe, define, delimit, delimitate, demarcate, determine, enclose, fix, lay off, make a reconnaissance, mark boundaries, mark off, mark out, mark the periphery, peep, play the spy, put under surveillance, reconnoiter, rope off, scout, scout out, set the limit, specify, spy, spy out, surround, watch



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