stake to

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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

stake someone to something

to make a loan of something to someone. I will stake you to a hundred bucks if that will help. Jed refused to stake Tex to a loan.
See also: stake, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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