staking

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From stake +‎ -ing.

VerbEdit

staking

  1. present participle of stake

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English stakyng, staking, from Old English stacung (staking), from Old English *stacian (to drive stakes), equivalent to stake +‎ -ing.

NounEdit

staking (plural stakings)

  1. An act of stabbing with a stake.
    • 2009, Jonathan Maberry, David F. Kramer, They Bite
      Despite the quick, clean “dustings” shown on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or the bloody stakings in so many vampire films, the stake was not a weapon used to actually destroy a vampire but a tool in a more elaborate exorcism.

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch staking. Equivalent to staak +‎ -ing.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

staking (plural stakings, diminutive stakinkie)

  1. strike (work stoppage)
    Daar is stakings in die mynbougebiede.
    There are strikes in the mining regions.

DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From staken +‎ -ing. First attested in the sixteenth century.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈstaː.kɪŋ/
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  • Hyphenation: sta‧king

NounEdit

staking f (plural stakingen, diminutive stakinkje n)

  1. strike (work stoppage) [from 19th c.]
  2. cessation, delay, the act of ending or delaying something
  3. deadlock, tie in voting

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: staking
  • West Frisian: staking

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

staking

  1. Alternative form of stakyng