stake someone to something

stake (one) to (something)

1. To lend or gift something to one, especially money. The boss offered to stake us to a fancy meal out as a thank you for all of our hard work. I can stake you a couple hundred dollars to get you started, but the rest is up to you.
2. To fasten one to something by impaling one with stakes. They staked the woman to the tree because they believed she was a witch. The tyrant staked dissenters to a post in the center of town to serve as a warning to others.
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stake someone to something

1. tv. to lend or give someone money to buy something. Stake the man to a meal and a flop, and he’ll tell us what we want to know.
2. tv. to treat someone to something. Can I stake you to a drink to celebrate?
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