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English definition of “stay”

stay

verb
 
/steɪ/
A1 to continue to be in a place, job, etc. and not leave: The weather was bad so we stayed home.
A2 to spend a short period of time in a place: We stayed in a hotel.
B1 to continue to be in a particular state: The supermarket stays open late.
(Definition of stay verb from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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