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