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stake off

1. To mark the boundary of an area with or as if with stakes. A noun or pronoun 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 or pronoun 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
References in classic literature ?
A path had been staked off from the city gate to the stands which had been erected for the court and the nobility.
That schoolie you have staked off the bow to keep the school by you?
After spending his early 20s working for established real estate firms in the city, including Murray Hill Properties, Nissani staked off on his own and achieved success as an independent broker and has earned a strong reputation among tenants looking for small and midsize spaces.
Whatever the sum staked off course, it translates into a huge number of choleric customers.
After starting out as a commercial broker for Murray Hill Properties, Nissani, staked off on his own to start his commercial leasing brokerage, JSN Properties.