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English definition of “stay”

stay

verb     /steɪ/
NOT LEAVE [I] A1 to continue to be in a place , job , etc and not leave : The weather was bad so we stayed at home . Do you want to stay in teaching ?Staying and remainingWaitingLiving or sleeping somewhere
IN A STATE [T] B1 to continue to be in a particular state : The supermarket stays open late. I was tired and couldn't stay awake .Keeping and staying the sameNot able to be changed
VISIT [I, T] A2 to spend a short period of time in a place : We stayed in a hotel . We're going to stay with my grandmother .Visiting
stay put informal to continue to be in the same place : He told me to stay put while he fetched the car .Staying and remainingWaiting
(Definition of stay verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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