There are 2 main translations of stake in Spanish

: stake1stake2

stake1

estaca, n.

Pronunciation /steɪk/

Definition of estaca in Spanish

noun

  • 1

    (pole)
    estaca feminine
    • 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 simplest of all plant supports are stakes or poles.
    • Shivering slightly, I tied the horse's well-used rein to a rotting stake in the wooden fence and stepped inside.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Begin by anchoring the board firmly in place at the starting point, using wooden stakes driven into the ground.
    • 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.
    • To help provide support for the netting, I drive 6-foot wooden tomato stakes in the ground about every sixth bush.
    • Old houses were built on wooden stakes driven deep in the ground for stability.
    • Rows were thinned to provide an even plant spacing and each plant marked with a numbered stake.
    • Canvas tents and hastily assembled lean-tos disappeared in favor of nylon tents complete with metal poles and nylon stakes.
    • 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.
    • When planting tree roses, climbers or ramblers with long stems, tie them to stakes or supports immediately after planting.
    • To stake plants in a bed, drive 3-foot stakes into the ground after every third plant around the perimeter of the bed.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The ground is getting hard, and it's become increasingly difficult to dig, to even pound these stakes into the ground.
    • He has wooden stakes up with pink flags on his property edges.
    • With nothing built yet - stakes in the dunes mark the position of villas, tees, greens and bunkers - it is hard to gauge consumer interest.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (mark with stakes)
    marcar con estacas
    estacar
    • ‘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.
    • Babu snagged the spot last year by dispatching a friend to stake it out two months before the season even started.
  • 2

    (support with stakes)
    (tree/plant) arrodrigar
    • 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's always a good idea to stake trees when you plant them.
    • 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.
    • Recent studies at the University of California at Davis have shown that most people stake their young trees needlessly and for too long.
    • 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.
    • Finally, stake the tree for at least a year, allowing new anchoring roots to develop.
    • It is a tall growing indeterminate plant which should be staked and tied for best results.
    • To stake plants in a bed, drive 3-foot stakes into the ground after every third plant around the perimeter of the bed.
    • It keeps the fruit clean if tomato plants aren't staked and are allowed to sprawl on the ground.
    • Check any staked trees to see if their ties are getting tight.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • A plant is staked when the root system is too small to hold it upright.
    • And stake young trees, especially bare-root trees and evergreens, to fortify them against strong winds.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Tall perennials will look and fare better if they are staked or tied up to avoid slumping over on the ground.
    • Support the cane of your selected rose by staking it with a bamboo stake and some rose or twist ties.
    • 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.
    • Keep gladiolus watered and fertilize regularly; stake taller varieties.
  • 3

    (tether)
    (goat) atar a un poste

There are 2 main translations of stake in Spanish

: stake1stake2

stake2

apuesta, n.

Pronunciation /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
      • Sharply rising income inequality has raised the stakes of the economic game.
      • I don't think I've ever met a successful man who didn't take risks or didn't gamble for high stakes.
      • The lure of casinos has raised the stakes for federal recognition.
      • They also understood that the war of ideas had to be fought by engaging in real-world controversies, with stakes wagered on the outcome.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Early critiques are mixed, but the scale of the game's ambitions has raised the stakes of what players will come to expect.
      • 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.
      • ‘The stakes are high, and one misstep could negate the assumptions for continuing growth and development,’ he said.
      • And it raised the stakes for LaVerdiere's recent gallery exhibition, his first with Lehmann Maupin, in New York.
      • But tomorrow brings another election, where the stakes are high, the personalities are bigger than the issues, and the electorate is grumpy.
      • The stakes are high, but the opportunity is enormous.
      • 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.
      • Because the stakes are high, and because good regulation demands the proof of clear public benefit, the Commission's approach is rigorous.
      • I was fighting for my body, and for myself: the stakes were high.
      • Cabrail looked from one to the other and raised the stakes.
      • The stakes were high, but that's how I like them.
      • The atmosphere is very tense and the stakes are high.

    • 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

    carrera en la cual los dueños de los caballos que compiten contribuyen al monto del premio (race)
    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
    • 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.
    • Wando had not won a stakes race since clinching the Triple Crown in the Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine last August.
    • 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.
    • She was scratched out of Friday's Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill in favor of Saturday's race.
    • The £30,000 Unicorn Fleur de Lys Fillies' Stakes is the richest race on the card, and Zayn Zen may prove the answer.
    • She also won the Swettenham Stud Fillies Trial Stakes at Newbury for trainer Michael Jarvis.
    • Comic Truth won the Jean Lafitte Stakes at Delta on November 24 for trainer Cole Norman.
    • After Epsom, the colt went on to win the Irish Derby and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot.
    • Galileo also landed the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot and the Irish Derby.
    • Earlier, Kieren Fallon's mount Nevisian Lad came through late to take the July Stakes.
    • Where Or When, who had beaten Hawk Wing in last season's Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, was a distant second with Olden Times third.
    • He exits a fifth-place finish in the John Henry Stakes at the Meadowlands on September 20.
    • Frankie Dettori urged Grandera to the narrowest of wins over Hawk Wing in the Group One Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday.
    • Prior to that effort, she finished second in the Flawlessly Stakes at Hollywood Park on July 4.
    • 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.
    • Earlier this year, he won the Claiming Crown Express Stakes at Philadelphia Park with Talknow.
    • She added to her credentials that afternoon when she took the Appalachian Stakes in her first attempt on the grass.
    • She also won the Dade Turf Classic Stakes at Ellis Park earlier this year.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (risk)
    (money/reputation/life) jugarse
    to stake sth on sth