stakes

The sums of money deposited or guaranteed by the parties to a bet.

Equestrian sports dictionary . 2013.

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  • stakes — [plural] ► the amount of money you risk losing by guessing the result of something wrongly: »The City continued to play for high stakes in shares of the airline. ► in a business activity, the stakes are the level of risk and possible profit… …   Financial and business terms

  • Stakes — 〈[stɛıks] Pl.〉 Einsätze (beim Pferderennen) [engl.] * * * Stakes [ste:ks, ʃt..., engl.: steɪks] <Pl.> [engl. stakes, viell. identisch mit: stake (Sg.) = (Ziel)pfosten, Stange, verw. mit ↑Stake] (Pferdesport): 1. Wetteinsätze [die den… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Stakes — [ste:ks, ʃt..., engl. steiks] die (Plur.) <aus gleichbed. engl. stakes (Plur.), vielleicht zu stake »(Ziel)pfosten, Stange«>: 1. Einsätze bei Pferderennen, die den Pferden die Startberechtigung sichern. 2. Pferderennen, die aus Einsätzen… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • stakes — a competitive situation: → stake something out stakes prize money. → stake …   English new terms dictionary

  • stakes — stakes; sweep·stakes; …   English syllables

  • Stakes — 〈[stɛıks] Pl. ; Sport〉 Einsätze (beim Pferderennen) [Etym.: engl.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • stakes — n. wager prize 1) big, high stakes (to play for high stakes) misc. (AE) 2) to pull up stakes ( to move elsewhere ) * * * high stakes (to play for high stakes) [ wager ] [ prize ] big [ misc. ] (AE) to pull up stakes ( to move elsewhere ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Stakes — pl n assumed condition of competitiveness: beauty stakes …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • stakes — Australian Slang pl n assumed condition of competitiveness: beauty stakes …   English dialects glossary

  • stakes — steɪk n. post that is sharpened at one end for driving into the ground; post to which a person who is sentenced to death by burning is tied; execution by burning; wager, bet; investment, share v. risk, gamble; finance, underwrite; mark off a… …   English contemporary dictionary

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