He knew reporters would be staking out his every move if he left the house and went to a doctor.
The freshman GOP senator has been staking out a leadership role on the immigration reform push.
You wax dramatic now, expressing outsized aspects of personality as a means of staking out emotional territory.
Seven days later, after staking out Murillo and securing his confession, police charged Murillo with the gruesome crime.
But isn't it deeply obscene for them to be staking out their positions on war and peace on this basis?
Detail out this afternoon staking out the ground to align the batteries.
The girls were all to work on the staking out and preparation.
It was a holiday, and she was staking out her horses to graze, making gala-day work of it.
After staking out a claim, the writer-man guards warily against having it "jumped."
They first had supper, after staking out their horses, and afterward buried the body of the outlaw, Alvin Wolf.
"pointed stick or post," Old English staca, from Proto-Germanic *stakon (cf. Old Norse stiaki, Dutch staak, German stake), from PIE root *steg- "pole, stick." The Germanic word has been borrowed in Spanish (estaca), Old French (estaque), and Italian stacca) and was borrowed back as attach. Meaning "post upon which persons were bound for death by burning" is recorded from c.1200. Stake-body as a type of truck is attested from 1907. In pull up stakes, "The allusion is to pulling up the stakes of a tent" [Bartlett].
early 14c., "to mark (land) with stakes," from stake (n.1). Hence, to stake a claim (1857). Meaning "to risk, wager" is attested from 1520s, probably from notion of "post on which a gambling wager was placed," though Weekley suggests "there is a tinge of the burning or baiting metaphor" in this usage. Meaning "to maintain surveilance" (usually stake out) is first recorded 1942, American English colloquial, probably form earlier sense of "mark off territory." Related: Staked; staking.
The group of unescorting males at a dance, thought of as a line beside the floor, studying the women as possible dance partners (1934+)