Definition of stakeout
(Entry 1 of 2)
: a surveillance maintained by the police of an area or a person suspected of criminal activity
staked out; staking out; stakes out
Definition of stake out (Entry 2 of 2)
1 : to assign (someone, such as a police officer) to an area usually to conduct a surveillance
2 : to maintain a stakeout of
3 : to claim as one's own
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