stake (one's) claim

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stake (one's) claim

To assert one's ownership of or right to something. John rushed to New York to stake his claim to his father's inheritance money.
See also: claim, stake

stake (out) a/your ˈclaim to somebody/something

say that you have a special interest in somebody/something, or have a right to own something, especially to warn other people not to take it: Both countries have staked out a claim to the land.If you staked out your claim to some land, you put stakes (= wooden posts) in the ground to mark the limits of land that you claimed was yours.
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Perhaps you've found the ideal replacement property, but you must move quickly to stake your claim.
The Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) hosted a one-day educational symposium entitled "Stake Your Claim to Health Literacy" in January 2004.
In January 2004 the Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) hosted a one-day educational symposium entitled "Stake Your Claim to Health Literacy." The symposium focused on the practical knowledge and tools needed to participate in health literacy initiatives within the health care and health information environments.
THERE are less than 48 hours left to stake your claim to a place in the big-money Access Open, to be fished at Magiscroft on Sunday.
``Obviously it's difficult as probably nobody will get a full 90 minutes and it's difficult to stake your claim in 45 minutes,''admitted the Leeds forward.
Walker told all his young hopefuls: "If you want a settled Premier place then stake your claim before it starts next month."