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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.
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Besides extensive notes and bibliography, author Baley includes three useful appendices including (A) rosters of the names and ages of wagon emigrants leaving Van Buren County, Iowa; and Putnam and Nodaway County, Missouri; plus names of young male employees (or grubstakers providing supplies and funds); (B) a long 1859 letter from Udell in Albuquerque to his brothers published in the Ashtabula, Ohio, Sentinel; and (C) an 1891 Indian depredation claim to the U.
The frontier of technology, like all frontiers, has among its citizens a distinct breed of intellectual gamblers, gunslingers, and grubstakers.