过去式: staked 过去分词: staked 现在分词: staking 第三人称单数: stakes
1.a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground
2.instrument of execution consisting of a vertical post that a victim is tied to for burning
3.a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
e.g. a pair of posts marked the goal
the corner of the lot was indicated by astake
4.(law) a right or legal share of something
a financial involvement with something
e.g. they have interests all over the world
astake in the company's future
5.the money risked on a gamble
1.place a bet on
e.g. Which horse are you backing?
I'm betting on the new horse
Synonym: bet onbackgagegamepunt
2.kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
e.g. the enemies were impaled and left to die
3.mark with a stake
e.g. stake out the path
4.tie or fasten to a stake
e.g. stake your goat
5.put at risk
e.g. I willstake my good reputation for this
If something isat stake, it is being risked and might be lost or damaged if you are not successful.
e.g. The tension was naturally high for a game with so much atstake...
e.g. Atstake is the success or failure of world trade talks...
Thestakes involved in a contest or a risky action are the things that can be gained or lost.
e.g. The game was usually played for high stakes between two large groups...
e.g. By arresting the organisation's two top leaders the government and the army have now raised the stakes...
If youstake something such as your money or your reputationon the result of something, you risk your money or reputation on it.
e.g. He has staked his political future on an election victory...
e.g. He has staked his reputation on the outcome.
If you have astake in something such as a business, it matters to you, for example because you own part of it or because its success or failure will affect you.
e.g. He was eager to return to a more entrepreneurial role in which he had a big financialstake in his own efforts...
e.g. Detectives now believe the Mafia also had astake in the plot and killed him when it went wrong.
You can usestakes to refer to something that is like a contest. For example, you can refer to the choosing of a leader asthe leadershipstakes .
e.g. Britain lags behind in the European childcare stakes.
Astake is a pointed wooden post which is pushed into the ground, for example in order to support a young tree.
If youstake a claim, you say that something is yours or that you have a right to it.
e.g. Jane is determined tostake her claim as an actress...
e.g. Baguet's success staked his claim for a place in Belgium's world championship team.
2. 木桩：他说有一根刺,是指一个很大的木桩(stake)用力打击他的肉体,就是撒但的差役在攻击他. 这是指着撒但所差来的人来打击,来折磨欺负保罗,使他非常痛苦难过. 保罗为这事三次求告主,叫这刺离开他,但是神却没有为他去掉困难.
I've staked all hopes on you.
I'd stake my life on it.
I staked ten pence upon a horse, and it won.
1. at stake : 危如累卵, 在危险中；
2. stake out : 立桩标出, 监视；
You can win..a hundred dollars on a game, but the stakes are usually..lower.出自：J. Cheever
A pet sheep staked to mow the grass within the radius of its rope.出自：N. Gordimer
Stake tall plants on exposed plots.出自：Amateur Gardening
Bashford staked his..estate and all his money on his..horse.出自：P. Kavanagh