stake off

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
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But there was plenty at stake off it, with it being the first home league match the Dragons, other than showpiece Judgement Day encounters at the Principality Stadium, had played away from their Rodney Parade lair.
IT'S finally arrived, and judging by the busy Welsh bookies, there'll be plenty at stake off the field as well as on it at the Championship play-off final.
Bertin of Paxton prepares to stake off more rows for planting in the college's community garden.
Although I'm only advising a back, you may want to lay your stake off in running if she trades very short with more than a furlong to run, as her stamina could give out.
There may be a lot at stake on the pitch this Saturday, but there'll be plenty at stake off it, too.
We still have it staked,'' she continues, ``and for the first months we had it, every time we took the stake off, the tree collapsed on the ground.
His latest Midland target was Leamington Spa-based industrial property company Saville Gordon, where he built up a 29 per cent stake and created such uncertainty over the company's future that it stepped in to buy the stake off him.
He tends to travel very smoothly so should go quite short during the race, in which case you should lay your initial stake off for a risk-free profit just in case there is a momentary lapse in concentration.
BT also blamed continuing stiff competition in the UK market for the fall in its profits, along with the cost of investing in the Japanese and Irish telecoms markets and the expense last year of taking complete control of BT Cellnet, buying a 40 per cent stake off Securicor for the fall in earnings.