stay translate English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary

Translation of "stay" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb /stei/
to remain (in a place) for a time, eg while travelling, or as a guest etc
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)
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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