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English definition of “stay behind”

stay behind

phrasal verb with stay     /steɪ/ verb
B1 to not leave a place when other people leave: I stayed behind after class to speak to the teacher.Staying and remainingWaiting
(Definition of stay behind from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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