stakeout


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stake·out

 (stāk′out′)
n.
Surveillance of an area, building, or person, especially by the police.

stakeout

(ˈsteɪkaʊt)
n
1. (Law) a police surveillance of an area, house, or criminal suspect
2. (Law) an area or house kept under such surveillance
vb
(Law) (tr, adverb) to keep under surveillance

stake•out

(ˈsteɪkˌaʊt)

n.
the surveillance of a location or a suspect by the police, as to intercept a wanted person.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stakeout - surveillance of some place or some person by the police (as in anticipation of a crime)
surveillance - close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)
Translations

stakeout

[ˈsteɪkaʊt] Noperación f de vigilancia

stakeout

[ˈsteɪkaʊt] nsurveillance f
to be on a stakeout → effectuer une surveillance

stakeout

nÜberwachung f

stakeout

[ˈsteɪkaʊt] n (esp Am) (Police) → sorveglianza
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