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grub•stake



Pronunciation: (grub'stāk"), [key]
n., v., -staked, -stak•ing.


n.
1. provisions, gear, etc., furnished to a prospector on condition of participating in the profits of any discoveries.
2. money or other assistance furnished at a time of need or of starting an enterprise.

v.t.
to furnish with a grubstake: I grubstaked him to two mules and supplies enough for five months.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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