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noun the surveillance of a location by the police, as in anticipation of a crime or the arrival of a wanted person. the place from which such surveillance is carried out. something that is bounded or separated by or as if by stakes, especially property, territory, or the like that one identifies or claims as one's own.
English Language Learners Definition of stakeout : a situation in which the police secretly watch a place in order to look for illegal activity See the full definition for stakeout in the English Language Learners Dictionary
Noun 1. stakeout - surveillance of some place or some person by the police (as in anticipation of a crime) surveillance - close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)
stakeout Add to list Share When police officers watch a suspect's house, keeping an eye on who's coming and going, they call it a stakeout. Most stakeouts are done stealthily, with the officers trying to avoid being seen. Detectives on a stakeout often spend long hours sitting in an unmarked police car, watching a house or building.
/ ˈsteɪkˌɑʊt / an act of secretly watching a place or person, esp. to see if any illegal activity is taking place: The stakeout did not provide much help to investigators. (Definition of stakeout from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
1. A piece of wood or metal pointed at one end for driving into the ground as a marker, fence pole, or tent peg. 2.
1. to position a person so that someone or something can be observed or followed. The cops staked the car out and made the arrest. Barlowe staked out the apartment building and watched patiently for an hour. 2. to position a person to observe someone or something.
: a situation in which the police secretly watch a place in order to look for illegal activity The drug deal was witnessed during a stakeout of the building. The police were on a stakeout. — see also stake out at 2 stake
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