"staked" in the verb sense
1. venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize
put at risk
"I will stake my good reputation for this"
2. bet on, back, gage, stake, game, punt
place a bet on
"Which horse are you backing?"
"I'm betting on the new horse"
3. stake, post
mark with a stake
"stake out the path"
tie or fasten to a stake
"stake your goat"
5. impale, stake
kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
"the enemies were impaled and left to die"
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