Definition of stakeout
: a surveillance maintained by the police of an area or a person suspected of criminal activity
Examples of stakeout in a Sentence
The drug deal was witnessed during a stakeout of the building.
The police were on a stakeout.
Recent Examples of stakeout from the Web
Brian Salcedo, now 23, has been in custody since 2003, when an FBI stakeout caught him and a partner breaking into several Lowe's networks over an unsecured Wi-Fi connection at a suburban Detroit store.
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Definition of stakeout for English Language Learners
: a situation in which the police secretly watch a place in order to look for illegal activity
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