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English definition of “stay”

stay

verb (CONTINUE)   /steɪ/
to continue to be in a particular state or position, or to continue doing something: [I always + adv/prep] Stay away from the edge of the cliff. [I always + adv/prep] His boss asked him to stay on as manager for another year. [I always + adv/prep] Mom told me not to stay out/up too late. [L] I found it difficult to stay awake/calm/warm. [L] The store stays open until 9 p.m. [L] They stayed friends, even after they moved to different countries. [L] For further news of the hurricane, stay tuned (= keep listening to this program).
(Definition of stay verb (CONTINUE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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