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grubstake

grub·stake

grubstake

 
pronunciation:
gruhb steIk
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: tools and provisions advanced to a person planning a mining operation or similar venture, in exchange for a share of the expected profits.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: grubstaked, grubstakes, grubstaking
definition: to provide with a grubstake.
derivation: grubstaker (n.)