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Translation of "stay" - English-Spanish dictionary

stay

verb   /steɪ/
A1 to continue to be in a place, job, etc. and not leave quedarse The weather was bad so we stayed at home.
A2 to spend a short period of time in a place alojarse We stayed in a hotel.
B1 to continue to be in a particular state permanecer The supermarket stays open late.
→  Phrasal verbs stay behind , stay in , stay out
noun   /steɪ/
B1 a period of time that you spend in a place estancia Did you enjoy your stay in Tokyo?
(Definition of stay from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

stay

verb /stei/
to remain (in a place) for a time, eg while travelling, or as a guest etc permanecer We stayed three nights at that hotel / with a friend / in Paris Aunt Mary is coming to stay (for a fortnight) Would you like to stay for supper? Stay and watch that television programme.
to remain (in a particular position, place, state or condition) permanecer The doctor told her to stay in bed He never stays long in any job Stay away from the office till your cold is better Why won’t these socks stay up? Stay where you are – don’t move! In 1900, people didn’t realize that motor cars were here to stay.
stay behind phrasal verb
to remain in a place after others have left it permanecer; quedarse They all left the office at five o’clock, but he stayed behind to finish some work.
stay in phrasal verb
to remain in one’s house etc and not go out of doors permanecer, quedarse I’m staying in tonight to watch television.
stay out phrasal verb
to remain out of doors and not return to one’s house etc estar fuera The children mustn’t stay out after 9 p.m.
stay put
to remain where placed permanecer en el lugar Once a child can crawl, he won’t stay put for long.
stay up phrasal verb
not to go to bed estar levantados The children wanted to stay up and watch television.
(Definition of stay from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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