1 (also stakes) amount that could be won/lost
ADJ. big, high | low, small | political
VERB + STAKE play for They always play for high stakes. | raise | lower
PREP. at ~ The minister will face the enquiry with his reputation at stake.
2 share of a company, etc.
ADJ. controlling, large, majority, significant, substantial | minority, small | direct | financial, equity
VERB + STAKE have | acquire, buy, take | sell | build up, increase, lift, raise | cut, reduce
PREP. ~ in She acquired a four per cent direct stake in the business.
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