staking

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From stake +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

staking

  1. present participle of stake

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English stakyng, staking, from Old English stacung (staking), from Old English *stacian (to drive stakes), equivalent to stake +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

staking (plural stakings)

  1. An act of stabbing with a stake.
    • 2009, Jonathan Maberry, David F. Kramer, They Bite
      Despite the quick, clean “dustings” shown on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or the bloody stakings in so many vampire films, the stake was not a weapon used to actually destroy a vampire but a tool in a more elaborate exorcism.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch staking. Equivalent to staak +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

staking (plural stakings, diminutive stakinkie)

  1. strike (work stoppage)
    Daar is stakings in die mynbougebiede.
    There are strikes in the mining regions.

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From staken +‎ -ing. First attested in the sixteenth century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈstaː.kɪŋ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: sta‧king

Noun[edit]

staking f (plural stakingen, diminutive stakinkje n)

  1. strike (work stoppage) [from 19th c.]
  2. cessation, delay, the act of ending or delaying something
  3. deadlock, tie in voting

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: staking
  • West Frisian: staking

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

staking

  1. Alternative form of stakyng