There are 2 main translations of stake in Spanish

: stake1stake2

stake1

estaca, n.

Pronunciation /steɪk//steɪk/

noun

  • 1

    (pole)
    estaca feminine
    • Old houses were built on wooden stakes driven deep in the ground for stability.
    • He has wooden stakes up with pink flags on his property edges.
    • Canvas tents and hastily assembled lean-tos disappeared in favor of nylon tents complete with metal poles and nylon stakes.
    • With nothing built yet - stakes in the dunes mark the position of villas, tees, greens and bunkers - it is hard to gauge consumer interest.
    • Rows were thinned to provide an even plant spacing and each plant marked with a numbered stake.
    • A row of more than 15 bricks, pieces of concrete, metal poles, wooden stakes and a traffic cone were balanced on the track in a blatant act of sabotage.
    • The rickety beige structure is gone, and for the last few days workmen have been pounding enormous black stakes into the ground at regular intervals.
    • When planting tree roses, climbers or ramblers with long stems, tie them to stakes or supports immediately after planting.
    • I make a planting hole for each seedling with my finger, then use a small pointed plant marker stake or wooden Popsicle stick to lift seedlings.
    • Before the plants start to stretch, he inserts four stakes firmly into the ground around the base of each plant, matching the spacing and pattern on the plastic lid.
    • The subplot centers were permanently marked with metal rebar stakes with labelled metal caps.
    • Enclosures were made of plastic mesh stapled to wooden stakes driven into the ground.
    • The simplest of all plant supports are stakes or poles.
    • Connect them together using 12.5 gauge fencer wire and then continue this wire back along your fence stakes as a dead wire and connect to the earth bars near the fencer.
    • Use a plumb bob and chalk to transfer each mark from the string to the ground, and drive a stake to mark the center of each post position.
    • Shivering slightly, I tied the horse's well-used rein to a rotting stake in the wooden fence and stepped inside.
    • To stake plants in a bed, drive 3-foot stakes into the ground after every third plant around the perimeter of the bed.
    • To help provide support for the netting, I drive 6-foot wooden tomato stakes in the ground about every sixth bush.
    • The ground is getting hard, and it's become increasingly difficult to dig, to even pound these stakes into the ground.
    • Begin by anchoring the board firmly in place at the starting point, using wooden stakes driven into the ground.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (mark with stakes)
    marcar con estacas
    estacar
    • Babu snagged the spot last year by dispatching a friend to stake it out two months before the season even started.
    • ‘These territories might be staked out’ I added.
    • Once a territory is staked out and the owner of the property becomes lax in his knowledge that his land is safe is when he is the most vulnerable.
  • 2

    (support with stakes)
    (plant/tree) arrodrigar
    • It's always a good idea to stake trees when you plant them.
    • To get her ivy to grow in the direction she wants it to, Lois Gunderman of Pennsylvania uses metal hair pins to stake the vines into the ground, away from the house.
    • Keep gladiolus watered and fertilize regularly; stake taller varieties.
    • Check any staked trees to see if their ties are getting tight.
    • However, if the tree was staked in the nursery or if you are planting in a windy location, proper staking will support the tree during its first years in the ground.
    • And stake young trees, especially bare-root trees and evergreens, to fortify them against strong winds.
    • In flower-beds, stake tall perennials such as delphiniums and hollyhocks by using canes for individual flower stems or by pushing twiggy prunings from shrubs and trees into or around the clump.
    • As indoor tomato plants grow taller, make sure they are properly staked and that the side shots are pinched out to encourage the plant to grow tall.
    • Recent studies at the University of California at Davis have shown that most people stake their young trees needlessly and for too long.
    • It is a tall growing indeterminate plant which should be staked and tied for best results.
    • Tall perennials will look and fare better if they are staked or tied up to avoid slumping over on the ground.
    • You can stake this tree when young to give it more height, or, as I did, simply allow it to flow through the bed like a green wave.
    • Trees are frequently staked for support after planting and there is much debate as to whether these should be long stakes, short stakes or even slanting stakes.
    • It keeps the fruit clean if tomato plants aren't staked and are allowed to sprawl on the ground.
    • Finally, stake the tree for at least a year, allowing new anchoring roots to develop.
    • Urban gardens are often sheltered from high winds, but the supplier will advise if you need to stake a new tree in the first year while the root system establishes itself.
    • As your plants get larger, they will need to be staked in order to support the weight of the fruits as they begin to grow.
    • To stake plants in a bed, drive 3-foot stakes into the ground after every third plant around the perimeter of the bed.
    • Support the cane of your selected rose by staking it with a bamboo stake and some rose or twist ties.
    • A plant is staked when the root system is too small to hold it upright.
  • 3

    (tether)
    (goat) atar a un poste

There are 2 main translations of stake in Spanish

: stake1stake2

stake2

apuesta, n.

Pronunciation /steɪk//steɪk/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(bet)

      apuesta feminine
      the stakes are high es mucho lo que está en juego
      • they are playing for high stakes tienen mucho en juego
      • But tomorrow brings another election, where the stakes are high, the personalities are bigger than the issues, and the electorate is grumpy.
      • I was fighting for my body, and for myself: the stakes were high.
      • With Essendon sitting at 13 th and the Swans at 12 th the stakes are high and it is a game that I am really looking forward too.
      • He makes clear that the stakes are high and that the outcome is far from assured.
      • The lure of casinos has raised the stakes for federal recognition.
      • ‘The stakes are high, and one misstep could negate the assumptions for continuing growth and development,’ he said.
      • Because the stakes are high, and because good regulation demands the proof of clear public benefit, the Commission's approach is rigorous.
      • It's one of those shoot-it-once-or-forget-it-scenes where the stakes are high, a nice inclusion on this documentary.
      • The learning curve is steep and the stakes are high.
      • I very much encourage the Government to keep working in that area, because the stakes are high and we need to encourage more private savings in this country.
      • I don't think I've ever met a successful man who didn't take risks or didn't gamble for high stakes.
      • And it raised the stakes for LaVerdiere's recent gallery exhibition, his first with Lehmann Maupin, in New York.
      • The stakes were high, but that's how I like them.
      • Andre Agassi raised the stakes in the men's game at the Australian Open when he displayed a mental and physical toughness to win his sixth Grand Slam title.
      • The stakes are high, but the opportunity is enormous.
      • They also understood that the war of ideas had to be fought by engaging in real-world controversies, with stakes wagered on the outcome.
      • Early critiques are mixed, but the scale of the game's ambitions has raised the stakes of what players will come to expect.
      • The atmosphere is very tense and the stakes are high.
      • Sharply rising income inequality has raised the stakes of the economic game.
      • Cabrail looked from one to the other and raised the stakes.

    • 1.2(interest)

      to have a stake in a company tener participación / intereses en una compañía
      • they have a stake in the success of the venture les interesa que la empresa sea un éxito
      • we parents naturally have a stake in our children's future como padres, es natural que nos incumba el futuro de nuestros hijos

  • 2stakes plural

    (race)
    carrera en la cual los dueños de los caballos que compiten contribuyen al monto del premio
    she's second in the popularity stakes ocupa el segundo lugar en el índice de popularidad
    • they have fallen behind in the salary stakes se han quedado atrás (con respecto a otras profesiones) en cuanto a remuneración
    • She was scratched out of Friday's Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill in favor of Saturday's race.
    • Galileo also landed the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot and the Irish Derby.
    • He exits a fifth-place finish in the John Henry Stakes at the Meadowlands on September 20.
    • Prior to that effort, she finished second in the Flawlessly Stakes at Hollywood Park on July 4.
    • Wando had not won a stakes race since clinching the Triple Crown in the Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine last August.
    • She also won the Swettenham Stud Fillies Trial Stakes at Newbury for trainer Michael Jarvis.
    • Earlier, Kieren Fallon's mount Nevisian Lad came through late to take the July Stakes.
    • Frankie Dettori urged Grandera to the narrowest of wins over Hawk Wing in the Group One Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday.
    • On July 3 at Arlington, the five-year-old son of Fit to Fight won the Better Bee Stakes.
    • He sent out Turk Flyer to win the Oklahoma Classics Day Turf Stakes on October 22 at Remington.
    • She also won the Dade Turf Classic Stakes at Ellis Park earlier this year.
    • Comic Truth won the Jean Lafitte Stakes at Delta on November 24 for trainer Cole Norman.
    • Earlier this year, he won the Claiming Crown Express Stakes at Philadelphia Park with Talknow.
    • On May 7, the Saudi Arabia Royal Cup, the Oasis Stakes Race, was held at Tokyo Racetrack.
    • All the action from the first day of Flat racing's big meeting, where Rock of Gibraltar won the feature race, the St James' Palace Stakes.
    • All the action from day two of Flat racing's big meeting, where Grandera wins the Prince of Wales' Stakes, the big race of the day.
    • The £30,000 Unicorn Fleur de Lys Fillies' Stakes is the richest race on the card, and Zayn Zen may prove the answer.
    • Where Or When, who had beaten Hawk Wing in last season's Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, was a distant second with Olden Times third.
    • She added to her credentials that afternoon when she took the Appalachian Stakes in her first attempt on the grass.
    • After Epsom, the colt went on to win the Irish Derby and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (risk)
    (money/reputation/life) jugarse
    to stake sth on sth
    • I'd stake my last dime on it me jugaría hasta el último centavo a que es así
    • she staked her reputation on the result of the experiment su reputación dependía del resultado del experimento