stake off

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stake off

1. To mark the boundary of an area with or as if with stakes. A noun can be used between "stake" and "off." He staked the area of the field off that we could use for our crops. Please stake off the part of the lawn you'd like sprayed for weeds.
2. To claim or reserve something or some area for oneself. A noun can be used between "stake" and "off." Why don't you go in ahead of us and stake off a few seats in the theater? Dad's going to stake a spot off for us on the field to watch the fireworks.
See also: off, stake

stake something off

to mark out the boundaries of an area of land with stakes. The prospectors staked an area off for themselves. The prospectors staked off an area in which they would look for gold.
See also: off, stake