stake a claim

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See stake.

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stake a claim

  1. (idiomatic, usually with to) To take an action that asserts a property right in something.
    Who are the nations that have staked a claim to Antarctica lands?
    • 2011 February 1, Mandeep Sanghera, “Man Utd 3 - 1 Aston Villa”, BBC:
      Ferguson kept faith in Rooney, even though Javier Hernandez had scored two goals in as many games to stake a claim for a first-team spot, and his decision was justified after only 54 seconds.

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