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.
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STAKEOUT Defined for English Language Learners
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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