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English definition of “stay”

stay

verb (LIVE)    /steɪ/
A2 [I] to live or be in a place for a short time as a visitor : I stayed in Montreal for two weeks then flew home . They said they'd stay at/in a hotel . The children usually stay with their grandparents for a week in the summer .Living or sleeping somewhere stay overnight (also stay the night) to sleep somewhere for one night : We've arranged to stay overnight at my sister's house .Living or sleeping somewhere [I] Indian English or Scottish English to live somewhere permanently : I still stay with my parents .
(Definition of stay verb (LIVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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