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An example use of stake in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… so much at stake it's brand-new so we …”
A stake is a long, pointed piece of wood, metal, or plastic that is driven into the ground to support a tent, a building, or other structure.
the word stake occurs in english on average 10.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that stake can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) transport and travel;