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grubstake

Definitions of grubstake
  1. noun
    funds advanced to a prospector or to someone starting a business in return for a share of the profits
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    type of:
    interest, stake
    (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
  2. verb
    supply with funds in return for a promised share of profits
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    type of:
    fund
    furnish money for
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