stake noun

1 (also stakes) amount that could be won/lost

ADJ. big, high | low, small | political

VERB + STAKE play for They always play for high stakes. | raise | lower

PREP. at ~ The minister will face the enquiry with his reputation at stake.

2 share of a company, etc.

ADJ. controlling, large, majority, significant, substantial | minority, small | direct | financial, equity

VERB + STAKE have | acquire, buy, take | sell | build up, increase, lift, raise | cut, reduce

PREP. ~ in She acquired a four per cent direct stake in the business.