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 ?
After the laundry my sister and her husband grubstaked me into the Klondike.
Clark, grubstaked Furry on a 50-50 basis to stake claims on mineralization that Furry might come across.
Later, Kowee directed prospectors Joe Juneau and Richard Harris to Snow Shoe Gulch where the main vein lay and Pilz grubstaked Juneau and Harris.