stakeout

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noun stake·out \ˈstāk-ˌau̇t\

Definition of stakeout

  1. :  a surveillance maintained by the police of an area or a person suspected of criminal activity

Examples of stakeout in a sentence

  1. The drug deal was witnessed during a stakeout of the building.

  2. The police were on a stakeout.

Circa 1942

First Known Use of stakeout

circa 1942


STAKEOUT Defined for English Language Learners

stakeout

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noun stake·out \ˈstāk-ˌau̇t\

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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