grubstake


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grub·stake

 (grŭb′stāk′)
n.
Supplies or funds advanced to a mining prospector or a person starting a business in return for a promised share of the profits.
tr.v. grub·staked, grub·stak·ing, grub·stakes
To supply with funds in return for a promised share of profits.

grub′stak′er n.

grubstake

(ˈɡrʌbˌsteɪk)
n
(Mining & Quarrying) informal US and Canadian supplies provided for a prospector on the condition that the donor has a stake in any finds
vb (tr)
1. (Mining & Quarrying) informal US to furnish with such supplies
2. (Gambling, except Cards) chiefly US and Canadian to supply (a person) with a stake in a gambling game
ˈgrubˌstaker n

grub•stake

(ˈgrʌbˌsteɪk)

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 esp. to launch an enterprise.
v.t.
3. to furnish with a grubstake.
[1860–65, Amer.]
grub′stak`er, n.

grubstake


Past participle: grubstaked
Gerund: grubstaking

Imperative
grubstake
grubstake
Present
I grubstake
you grubstake
he/she/it grubstakes
we grubstake
you grubstake
they grubstake
Preterite
I grubstaked
you grubstaked
he/she/it grubstaked
we grubstaked
you grubstaked
they grubstaked
Present Continuous
I am grubstaking
you are grubstaking
he/she/it is grubstaking
we are grubstaking
you are grubstaking
they are grubstaking
Present Perfect
I have grubstaked
you have grubstaked
he/she/it has grubstaked
we have grubstaked
you have grubstaked
they have grubstaked
Past Continuous
I was grubstaking
you were grubstaking
he/she/it was grubstaking
we were grubstaking
you were grubstaking
they were grubstaking
Past Perfect
I had grubstaked
you had grubstaked
he/she/it had grubstaked
we had grubstaked
you had grubstaked
they had grubstaked
Future
I will grubstake
you will grubstake
he/she/it will grubstake
we will grubstake
you will grubstake
they will grubstake
Future Perfect
I will have grubstaked
you will have grubstaked
he/she/it will have grubstaked
we will have grubstaked
you will have grubstaked
they will have grubstaked
Future Continuous
I will be grubstaking
you will be grubstaking
he/she/it will be grubstaking
we will be grubstaking
you will be grubstaking
they will be grubstaking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been grubstaking
you have been grubstaking
he/she/it has been grubstaking
we have been grubstaking
you have been grubstaking
they have been grubstaking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been grubstaking
you will have been grubstaking
he/she/it will have been grubstaking
we will have been grubstaking
you will have been grubstaking
they will have been grubstaking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been grubstaking
you had been grubstaking
he/she/it had been grubstaking
we had been grubstaking
you had been grubstaking
they had been grubstaking
Conditional
I would grubstake
you would grubstake
he/she/it would grubstake
we would grubstake
you would grubstake
they would grubstake
Past Conditional
I would have grubstaked
you would have grubstaked
he/she/it would have grubstaked
we would have grubstaked
you would have grubstaked
they would have grubstaked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grubstake - funds advanced to a prospector or to someone starting a business in return for a share of the profits
stake, interest - (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something; "they have interests all over the world"; "a stake in the company's future"
Verb1.grubstake - supply with funds in return for a promised share of profits
fund - furnish money for; "The government funds basic research in many areas"

grubstake

noun
Money or property used to produce more wealth:
verb
To supply capital to or for:
Informal: bankroll.
Idiom: put up money for.
References in classic literature ?
He had ante'd his life for a dozen years, and forty thousand was a small pot for such a stake--the price of a drink and a dance at the Tivoli, of a winter's flutter at Circle City, and a grubstake for the year to come.
More likely, the truth is that the two men plotted to rob one of the settlers in order to get their grubstake.
He was not one to 'roll the dice' until the odds were stacked in his favour, as they were when he left school for Victoria with a grubstake and welcoming accommodations with extended family awaiting.
Thus also a loafer in a saloon, when he pulls a rich specimen from his pocket, will arouse the covetous instinct, and induce somebody to grubstake him.
Price's grubstake grew to about $200,000--an amazing feat he humbly said "occurred in a very friendly environment for stocks"--which gave him enough money to start his firm after retiring from the military in 1994.
We had 14 residents pick up bear proof roll away trash carts, and we were able to provide The Grubstake restaurant with an enclosed horse trailer to store recyclables and trash between times the transfer station being open," G&F Lander Region Information and Education Specialist Rene Schell said.
while Sunset's Grubstake Cook Book (1934) instructs readers on making rabbit jerky and bear stew, and includes a plea for high-altitude desserts.
1969) also reported Itea pollen in upper Miocene sediments of the Grubstake Formation from the same area, but the pollen was thought to have been reworked from older deposits; the late Miocene occurrence was thus not considered valid and is not mapped here.
Trained as a lawyer, Mendelsohn quit his job last year to found Tipsy Elves with Nick Morton, a college friend who helped raise a modest grubstake for a Christmas sweater company with no distribution network and no design staff.
He asked Dean Torrence, an old buddy from the Barons and one of Keenan's early investment clients, for a grubstake.
Mulrooney made her grubstake by selling lingerie to the women of Dawson, shrewdly guessing that these bedraggled pioneers "had been so long separated from luxuries, they just wanted to possess them, to feel 'em .