Grubstake meaning

grŭbstāk
Supplies or funds advanced to a mining prospector or a person starting a business in return for a promised share of the profits.
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To supply with funds in return for a promised share of profits.
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Money or supplies advanced to a prospector in return for a share in any findings.
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Money advanced for any enterprise.
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To provide with a grubstake.
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(mining) Money, materials, tools, food etc. provided to a prospector in return for a share in future profits.
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(business) An amount of money advanced to someone starting a business in return for a share of the future profits.
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Money, necessities stockpiled to sustain an effort for a period of time.
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To supply such funds to.
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