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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.
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(Mining & Quarrying) informal US and Canadian supplies provided for a prospector on the condition that the donor has a stake in any finds
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
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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.
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Past participle: grubstaked
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|Noun||1.||grubstake - funds advanced to a prospector or to someone starting a business in return for a share of the profits|
|Verb||1.||grubstake - supply with funds in return for a promised share of profits|
fund - furnish money for; "The government funds basic research in many areas"
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