stake out

verb

Definition of stake out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to assign (as a police officer) to an area usually to conduct a surveillance

  3. 2 :  to maintain a stakeout of

  4. 3 :  to claim as one's own

1951

First Known Use of stake out

1951

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