Definitions for grubstakeˈgrʌbˌsteɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

grub•stakeˈgrʌbˌsteɪk(n.; v.)-staked, -stak•ing.

  1. (n.)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.

  3. (v.t.)to furnish with a grubstake.

Origin of grubstake:

1860–65, Amer.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. grubstake(verb)

    funds advanced to a prospector or to someone starting a business in return for a share of the profits

  2. grubstake(verb)

    supply with funds in return for a promised share of profits


  1. grubstake(Noun)

    An amount of money advanced to someone starting a business in return for a share of the future profits

  2. grubstake(Verb)

    To supply such funds


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