stake out

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To mark off the limits by stakes; as, to stake out land; to stake out a new road

Bradley, von Schoenvorts and I, with Miss La Rue's help, staked out the various buildings and the outer wall. When the day was done, we had quite an array of logs nicely notched and ready for our building operations on the morrow, and we were all tired, for after the buildings had been staked out we all fell in and helped with the logging.

To end the game by hitting the stake peg in the middle of the court
1. a period of secret surveillance. 2. to assign (as a police officer) to an area usually to conduct a surveillance 3. to maintain a stakeout of 4. to claim as one's own
act of keeping watch, act of conducting surveillance
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
stake out a claim
mark a border with a peg; make a legal claim, file a lawsuit
{i} police surveillance
The act of watching a location, generally covertly
If police officers are on a stakeout, they are secretly watching a building for evidence of criminal activity. when the police watch a place secretly and continuously in order to catch someone who is doing something illegal
surveillance of some place or some person by the police (as in anticipation of a crime)
stake out

    Türkische aussprache

    steyk aut


    /ˈstāk ˈout/ /ˈsteɪk ˈaʊt/


    [ 'stAk ] (noun.) before 12th century. Middle English, from Old English staca; akin to Middle Low German stake stake and perhaps to Latin tignum beam.

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