stake out a claim on (something)(redirected from stake out a claim on something)
stake out a claim on (something)
To assert one's right to or ownership of something. My great-grandfather staked out a claim on this land over 100 years ago. You can't have this cookie because someone else already staked out a claim on it. Settlers arrived in droves looking to stake out claims on the newly discovered land.
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