The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Stake \Stake\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Staked (st[=a]kd); p. pr. &
vb. n. Staking.]
1. To fasten, support, or defend with stakes; as, to stake
vines or plants.
2. To mark the limits of by stakes; -- with out; as, to stake
out land; to stake out a new road.
3. To put at hazard upon the issue of competition, or upon a
future contingency; to wager; to pledge.
I'll stake yon lamb, that near the fountain plays.
4. To pierce or wound with a stake. --Spectator.