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English definition of “stay on”

stay on

verb uk phrasal verb with stay   /steɪ/ us  
C1 to continue to be in a place, job, or school after the other people who were with you have left: Gill decided to stay on at university to do further research. We asked him to stay on as youth leader for another year.
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