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stake

US [steɪk]
UK [steɪk]
  • n.股份;桩;赌注;火刑柱
  • v.拿…冒险;用桩支撑
  • Web利害关系;木桩;赌金
Plural Form:stakes  Present Participle:staking  Past Tense:staked  
stake
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n.
1.
[c]
桩;标桩;篱笆桩a wooden or metal post that is pointed at one end and pushed into the ground in order to support sth, mark a particular place, etc.
2.
[sing]
火刑柱a wooden post that sb could be tied to in former times before being burnt to death(= killed by fire) as a punishment
Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake .
圣女贞德被处以火刑。
3.
[c]
股本;股份money that sb invests in a company
a 20% stake in the business
那家公司 20% 的股份
4.
[sing]
~ in sth
(在公司、计划等中的)重大利益,重大利害关系an important part or share in a business, plan, etc. that is important to you and that you want to be successful
She has a personal stake in the success of the play.
这出戏成功与否对她个人有重大利害关系。
Many young people no longer feel they have a stake in society.
很多年轻人不再觉得他们与社会休戚相关。
5.
[c]
赌注something that you risk losing, especially money, when you try to predict the result of a race, game, etc., or when you are involved in an activity that can succeed or fail
How much was the stake(= how much did you bet) ?
下了多少注?
They were playing cards for high stakes(= a lot of money) .
他们当时正在打扑克,赌注很高。
6.
[pl]
赛马奖金the money that is paid to the winners in horse racing
7.
[u]
(用于某些赛马赛事的名称)…赛used in the names of some horse races
IDM
We cannot afford to take risks when people's lives are at stake.
在人命交关的事情上,不容我们有闪失。
The prize at stake is a place in the final.
这次如果获胜,便能进入决赛。
at stake
成败难料;得失都可能;有风险that can be won or lost, depending on the success of a particular action
We cannot afford to take risks when people's lives are at stake.
在人命交关的事情上,不容我们有闪失。
The prize at stake is a place in the final.
这次如果获胜,便能进入决赛。
go to the stake over/for sth
为坚持自己的观点(或信仰)甘冒一切危险;为维护自己的观点(或信仰)不惜赴汤蹈火to be prepared to do anything in order to defend your opinions or beliefs
John doesn't do too well in the personality stakes.
论人格魅力,约翰很一般。
in the… stakes
(评论一个人的某种品质高或低)要是比…的话,论…used to say how much of a particular quality a person has, as if they were in a competition in which some people are more successful than others
John doesn't do too well in the personality stakes.
论人格魅力,约翰很一般。
v.
1.
~ sth (on sth)
(就某事)以…打赌,拿…冒险to risk money or sth important on the result of sth
He staked £25 on the favourite(= for example, in horse racing) .
他在那匹众人看好的马上押了 25 英镑。
She staked her political career on tax reform, and lost.
她把自己的政治前程押在税制改革上,结果赌输了。
That's him over there─I'd stake my life on it(= I am completely confident) .
就是那边那个人,我敢拿脑袋打赌。
2.
~ sth (up)
用桩支撑to support sth with a stake
to stake newly planted trees
用木桩支撑新植的树
IDM
Adams staked his claim for a place in the Olympic team with his easy win yesterday.
亚当斯昨天轻松获胜,这无异于告诉人们奥运代表队中应有他的位置。
stake (out) a/your claim (to/for/on sth)
公开宣布自己(对某物)的拥有权;向公众表示某物应属于自己to say or show publicly that you think sth should be yours
Adams staked his claim for a place in the Olympic team with his easy win yesterday.
亚当斯昨天轻松获胜,这无异于告诉人们奥运代表队中应有他的位置。

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