English version

stake something ↔ out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstake something ↔ out phrasal verb informal1 WATCHto watch a place secretly and continuouslystakeout Police officers have been staking out the warehouse for weeks.2 to mark or control a particular area so that you can have it or use it We went to the show early to stake out a good spot.3 to state your opinions about something in a way that shows how your ideas are clearly separate from other people’s ideas Johnson staked out the differences between himself and the other candidates. stake→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
stake outPresumably the house was still empty, and they were staking it out.It was later spotted in Cambridge, where police staked it out and arrested Kenney when he returned to it.He'd have Jamieson stake it out for one more night, then he'd have to abandon the issue.
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Verb table
stake
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystake
he, she, itstakes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystaked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave staked
he, she, ithas staked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad staked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill stake
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have staked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam staking
he, she, itis staking
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you, we, theyare staking
Past
I, he, she, itwas staking
you, we, theywere staking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been staking
he, she, ithas been staking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been staking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be staking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been staking
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