stakes

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Noun[change]

Singular
stake

Plural
stakes

  1. The plural form of stake; more than one stake.
  2. Stakes are things that are at risk or in danger. These things might be lost, destroyed, or gone. Usually, this tells the amount or value of what is at stake; the stakes may be high (more value) or low (less value). This might also be something you could win or gain, but are in danger of not winning or gaining.
    The stakes are high in this game. If we loose we will be out of the championship.
    The criminal was in a high stakes game of cat and mouse with the police.

Verb[change]

Plain form
stake

Third-person singular
stakes

Past tense
staked

Past participle
staked

Present participle
staking

  1. The third-person singular form of stake.