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English definition of “stay”

stay

verb [I] (NOT LEAVE)    /steɪ/
A1 to not move away from or leave a place or situation: They need an assistant who is willing to stay for six months. Stay until the rain has stopped. Can you stay after work to play tennis? Because of the snow, children were told to stay at home (US usually stay home).Staying and remainingWaiting
(Definition of stay verb (NOT LEAVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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