Meaning of “stay in” in the English Dictionary

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"stay in" in British English

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stay in

phrasal verb with stay uk /steɪ/ us /steɪ/ verb

B1 to stay in your home:

Let's stay in tonight and watch a movie.

More examples

  • I'm going to stay in tonight and catch up on some sleep.
  • We could always stay in and cook something nice.
  • I've stayed in every night this week.
  • Shall I stay in or go out?
  • I'm not one for staying in if there's a party to go to.

(Definition of “stay in” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)