stake a claim

stake a claim
stake a/your claim
to state that you have a right to something and that it should belong to you: »

Foreign companies across a range of sectors seek to stake a claim in China's fast-growing economy.

stake a claim to/for/on sth »

Various countries are trying to stake their claims to the oil under the polar ice cap.

Main Entry: stake

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • stake a claim to — stake a claim (to (something)) 1. to announce that something belongs to you. Every kind of group you can think of has staked a claim to space on the Internet. Usage notes: also used in the form stake your claim: He staked his claim as a liberal.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • stake a claim — (to (something)) 1. to announce that something belongs to you. Every kind of group you can think of has staked a claim to space on the Internet. Usage notes: also used in the form stake your claim: He staked his claim as a liberal. 2. to show… …   New idioms dictionary

  • stake your claim — stake a/your claim ► to state that you have a right to something and that it should belong to you: »Foreign companies across a range of sectors seek to stake a claim in China s fast growing economy. stake a claim to/for/on sth »Various countries… …   Financial and business terms

  • stake a claim — stake a/(your) claim to make it clear that you want something, and that you think you deserve to get it. Descendants of the original settlers are going to court to stake their claim to the land. (often + to) In order to stake a claim for world… …   New idioms dictionary

  • stake your claim — stake a/(your) claim to make it clear that you want something, and that you think you deserve to get it. Descendants of the original settlers are going to court to stake their claim to the land. (often + to) In order to stake a claim for world… …   New idioms dictionary

  • stake a claim — If you stake a claim to something, you announce that it belongs to you …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • stake a claim — ► stake a claim assert one s right to something. Main Entry: ↑stake …   English terms dictionary

  • stake a claim — phrasal : to assert title to something by or as if by placing stakes to satisfy legal requirements in order to stake a claim for a footing in Morocco Wickham Steed * * * stake a claim see under ↑stake1 • • • Main Entry: ↑claim stake a claim (for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stake a claim — {v. phr.} 1. To claim ownership of land by driving stakes to show boundaries. * /The gold hunters staked claims in the West./ 2. {informal} To claim a person or thing as your own by some sign. Usually used with on . * /George staked a claim on… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stake a claim — {v. phr.} 1. To claim ownership of land by driving stakes to show boundaries. * /The gold hunters staked claims in the West./ 2. {informal} To claim a person or thing as your own by some sign. Usually used with on . * /George staked a claim on… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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